Christmas, a celebration of joy and cheerfulness is celebrated on 25th December of every year. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ and to spread peace and glee in world. It symbolises love, cheerfulness and a life full of life! The day brings in a ray of hope that the world however impure can be made a place full of joy and delightfulness with the preaching of Jesus. People start planning for Christmas day celebration from the beginning of December only. It is going to be the same zest of celebration on Christmas day 2016 which is just few days away.
People believe that Jesus was born to Mary about two thousand years ago in Bethlehem. Since there was no room for Mary and Joseph, Jesus parents, he was born in manger. The words Christmas originated from the word Christ which means Christes maesse, which means a mass of Christ.
Christmas Day Celebration
In most of the countries it is observed as a holiday. The week of the Christmas is wholeheartedly celebrated with enthusiasm, decorating houses with Christmas trees, colourful lights and exchanging gifts. Besides that, people throw hue feast inviting their near and dear ones for spending some quality time together which they usually are not able to find. At workplace people celebrate this day by decorating their space, exchanging gifts, singing Christmas songs and organizing Christmas parties.
This day has something to rejoice, for both adults as well as for children. Whereas, adults do the Christmas day celebration by throwing parties at home and work place, children find pleasure and fun by receiving gifts from their elders and from Santa Clause. Apart from that, some people send and receive Christmas cards to their friends and family who are at some far-off place from their place.
Christmas is a very important celebration of the year for the Christians. Whereas, some take pleasure in celebrating it exclusively with their family, some love having fun at disc bars and at discotheques. Some also enjoying this day by throwing huge parties, inviting friends to enjoy delicacy of the meal.
Christmas Day 2016
Christmas day 2016 is approaching and everybody is eagerly waiting for this day! This year it is falling on Sunday and so by the grace of God, bosses have got the opportunity to save one day of the month for them. But, it is actually a bad news for employees who work hard all through the month waiting for such holidays. Nevertheless, Christmas day 2016 will be celebrated a day before this day in offices.
Christmas Day Traditions
Christmas day is celebrated in all the religions secularly, though it has a great religious significance in the Christian religion. Some very popular traditions of Christmas day celebration include, Christmas songs, Christmas poems, exchange of gifts, Santa Clause, organizing special meals, throwing Christmas parties, decorating houses and offices with flowers and Christmas trees and many more.
Besides this, some closely related figures of Christmas are believed to bring gifts for children. Because of this gifting tradition, economic activities get heightened and this period becomes one of the chief sales period for most of the business houses and retailers.
Christmas: A Holiday
In countries like Canada, Australia, the U.K, the USA including India, Christmas day is celebrated as a holiday. On this day, all the offices be it Government or private, educational institutions and many business houses and post offices are closed. If you have plans of travelling using any public transport you must make it clear on the changes in the schedule beforehand.
Christmas is a celebration, which fills the life of people with love and joy. On Christmas day people visit churches, sings carols, decorate their homes offices, exchange gifts and organize family gatherings. On this day, churches organize evening services, some of which also hold candle light services.
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