Today is christmas day. Today Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas or Christmas however is now celebrated by both Christians and non-Christians and is largely due to the legendary and cheerful figure of Santa Claus – much loved by old and young people. Christmas or “mass on the day of Jesus Christ” is as English as it is of recent origin. Previously it was called Yule, which came from the winter solstice ceremony and people exchanged ‘yuletide greetings’. How the birthday of Jesus Christ became 25 December is not quite clear and there are many theories about it. The religious text of Christians – the New Testament – gives no clear indication. In 221 a historian Sexus Julius Afrikan states that 25 December is recognized as the birthday of Jesus Christ and has since been accepted as Christmas Day.
Merry christmas and congratulations
Merry Christmas 2020: motivational quotes to share
- “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year” – Charles Dickens
- “You’re not too old to set another goal or dream a new dream” – CS Lewis
- “Although the lights have been tangled this year, I know you’ll be handling it with aplomb. Merry Christmas!” – Maya Angelou
- “I heard bells on Christmas day; His old acquaintances play carols; And wild and sweet words repeat; Peace on earth, men’s goodness” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- “Christmas is doing something extra for someone” – Charles M. Shulj
- “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “It’s never too late to be what you are” – George Eliot
- Take out the old, ring in the new. Ring, happy bell, across the ice. The year is going on, let it go. False Ring, Really Ring “- Alfred Lord Tennison
The Romans celebrated the winter solstice as a symbol of the sun, a time of joy to return to the Northern Hemisphere and a sign of the arrival of spring. Christmas is largely a festive time, celebrated as a secular family holiday. The Christmas festival rings in the new year. Christmas carols are sung, Christmas greeting cards are sent, special Christmas food is made and gifts are exchanged. Santa Claus plays an important role in Christmas gifts and presents. Malls and markets around the world are adorned with its happy figure during the Christmas shopping season.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!