Merry Christmas | Christmas Celebration | Origin & History – Christmas is basically the festival of Christians. Christmas is celebrated on 25th December every year. Christmas is the celebration of birth of Jesus Christ, who is also known as ‘The Son Of God’ in the Christian religion.
The name ‘Christmas’ comes from the Mass of Christ (or Jesus). A Mass service is where Christians remember that Jesus died for us and then came back to life. The ‘Christ-Mass’ service was the only one that was allowed to take place after sunset (and before sunrise the next day), so people had it at Midnight! So we got the name Christ-Mass, that was converted to Christmas.
Christians believe that Jesus is the light of the world. They also took over some of the customs from the Winter Solstice and gave them Christian meanings, like Holly, Mistletoe and even Christmas Carol!
St Augustine was the person who really started Christmas in the UK by introducing Christianity in the 6th century. He came from countries that used the Roman Calendar. So western countries celebrate Christmas on the 25th December. Then people from Britain and Western Europe started celebrating Christmas on the 25th December all over the world!
How do we celebrate Christmas
Christmas is one of the most popular festival, celebrated all around the world in more than 160 countries. Christmas is celebrated and loved by everyone including adults , children. Christmas is mainly celebrated by the Christians.
The first day of celebration is the day before Christmas, which is known as Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve is celebrated on December 24, every year. The second day is Christmas Day, which is celebrated on 25th December every year. The third day is known as Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, on December 26.