Christmas With Gift & Party
Celebrate Christmas with Gifts and Party
Posted By- Khyati Rathod | Posted On - Nov 29, 2019
This is the main reason we have the custom of giving and receiving presents at Christmas is to remind us of the presents given to Jesus by the wise men: Frankincense, Gold, and Myrrh.
- Gold: that is associated with Kings and Christians Believe that Jesus is the King of Kings.
- Frankincense: that is just like, something used in worship in churches and showed that people would worship Jesus.
- Myrrh: this one type of perfume that is put on dead bodies to make them smell nice, Christian believes that it showed that Jesus would suffer and die.
Christmas itself is really about a big present that God gave the world about 2000 years ago - Jesus! One of the most famous Bible verses, John 3:16 says: ‘God loved the world so much, that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost but have eternal life.’ All over the world, families, and friends give presents to each other. Most children around the world believe in a Christmas gift-bringer that is often St. Nicholas, Santa Claus or Father Christmas, but in parts of Italy they believe it is the Christkind, in Spain, they believe it is the Men and in parts of Italy, they believe in an old lady called Befana.
These presents are also left in different places! In most of Europe, the presents are left in shoes or boots put by the children. In Italy the UK and the USA present are left in stockings, often left hanging by a fireplace many countries present for friends and family may be left under the Christmas Tree. In the UK they are often opened on Christmas day morning with all the family together. The custom of hanging stockings comes from the story of St. Nicholas.
Presents are opened on different days over the world as well. The earliest presents are opened is on St. Nicholas' Eve on December 5th when children in The Netherlands often receive their presents. On St. Nicholas' Day (6th December) children in Belgium, Germany, Czechia, and some other European countries open some of their presents. Children in the UK, USA and many other countries, such as Japan, open their presents on Christmas Day, December 25th. The latest presents are opened on January 6th. This is known as Epiphany and is mainly celebrated in Catholic countries such as Spain and Mexico.
One popular way of giving presents in groups such as clubs, school classes, and workplaces is to have a 'Secret Santa'. This is where you pull the name of someone else in the group out of a hat. You then buy a present for that person. When the presents are given out each person is given their present but they have no idea which person in the group bought it for them!
Key Takeaways: Christmas on December 25
- Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
- The earliest celebration of Christmas, or the Feast of the Nativity, on December 25 was held in the year AD 336 in Rome.
- The term "Christmas" comes from the Old English Cristes Maesse, which means Christ's mass.
- In Eastern churches the birth of Jesus was originally celebrated on January 6 in connection with Epiphany Day, honoring the manifestation of Christ to the world at his baptism.