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Why is Christmas important to celebrate?
It is the day Christ was born and he died for our sins. If you don't believe this, then it's just a day people have blown way out of prospective and that's where the whole Santa and his reindeer thing comes from and so yeah. It's pretty pointless for the gifts and what not if you don't believe in Santa Clause.
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to remember when Jesus was born
By having feasts, large gatherings, entertainment. Similer to modern day activity. Hope I helped
There are many non-religious people out there and think of Christmas as a time of getting gifts for people. For religious people, it is the birth of Christ. The star on th…e top of the tree is based on the star that led all of the shepherds to the inn that Mary and Joseph stayed in to have Jesus. Many people also put angels on top of the tree.
Chistmas is a Christian holiday which is celebrated on December 25.
Only about 1/3 of the worlds population is Christian so celebrations of Christmas are limited to areas where they are present - primarily Europe, North and South American, par…ts of Africa and Australia. Christmas may be celebrated as a secular or commercial activity in some other areas. Many Muslim countries would have no Christmas celebrations. In countries where Christians are a minority, local communities and families may have private Christmas celebrations where ever they live.
Although lots of people think about Christmas trees and Santa Claus, the primary reason Christians celebrate this date is because Jesus Christ was born.
Christmas is the most important festival in the whole of the religion of Christianity, and is one of the most widely celebrated festivals all over the world. It is celebrated …on the 25th December. It celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the son of God.
Many people around the world celebrate Christmas by giving gifts, decorating, and having a special Christmas meal with their families. Children look forward to the arrival… of the gift giver (Santa). In addition, many countries have special customs and traditions, and many Christians attend special Mass or church services to celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. Let's visit some places around the world: In Spain, Christmas is deeply religious. It begins on December 9th with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Almost every home has a Nativity scene, and families gather around it on Christmas Eve. Bonfires are popular on December 28, which is the Feast of the Innocents, and one young boy acts as the mayor. He orders townspeople to do chores, like sweeping the streets, and refusal to comply results in fines that are used to pay for the celebration. Children receive gifts on the Feast of Epiphany (January 6). The night before, they fill their shoes with straw, carrots, and barley for the Wise Mens' horses and leave them on windowsills on January 6th. Canada and the United States celebrate Christmas similarly. Homes and businesses are decorated with a variety of decorations, including Christmas trees, wreaths, and lights. Children look forward to Santa arriving on Christmas Eve, and a special Christmas meal is eaten and gifts are exchanged on Christmas Day. Many attend special Christmas parties and activities, as well as church services and Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. Christmas is celebrated in Ghana from December 20 to the first week of January with lots of activities and visiting with friends and family in other parts of the country. On Christmas Eve, there are church services that have drumming and dancing. Children often put on a nativity or other drama, and a choir comes out to sing while people dance. Songs are sung in the language that is understood the best, since there are 66 languages spoken in the country. Sometimes, the singing and dancing lasts all night long. Churches are full on Christmas Day, and traditional clothing is worn to the services. After church, people go home to exchange gifts and have a Christmas meal that traditionally includes stew or okra soup, porridge and meats, rice and a yam paste called 'fufu'. Some people celebrate Christmas Eve with fireworks and parties, and some go to church on December 31 to thank God for sending Jesus and to pray for a good and safe new year. Those who died the previous year are remembered. In Mexico, Christmas is celebrated from December 12th to January 6th. Children perform "Posadas," which are depictions of Mary and Joseph traveling and asking for room at the Inn, from December 12th to Christmas Eve. They carry candles and painted clay figures of Mary riding on a donkey and Joseph, and call on the houses of neighbors and friends. They sing a song asking for a room at the house, but hey are turned away. Eventually, they are welcomed in, and they say a prayer of thanksgiving and have a party with food, games, and fireworks. Manger scenes called 'Nacimiento' are popular in Mexico. Christmas trees are becoming more popular. The Poinsetta plant is called 'nochebuena' (Christmas Eve) flowers in Mexico. In some states in Mexico, children look forward to Santa arriving on Christmas Eve, while children in southern Mexico expect "The Three Kings" to leave presents on January 6th at Epiphany, which is known as 'el Dia de los Reyes'. It is traditional to eat a special cake called 'Rosca de Reyes' on Epiphany. Candelaria (also known as Candlemas) on the 2nd February marks the end of the Mexican Christmas celebrations. Many Mexicans have parties on Candelaria. A few days before Christmas in England, families put up Christmas Trees (fir trees with lights) and Christmas Decorations, including holly and mistletoe. The biggest tradition is for families to meet and have Christmas Lunch together - roast turkey etc. and Christmas Pudding, generally eaten late in the afternoon of Christmas Day. In the afternoon, some families watch the Queen's Christmas Speech on television. They also play games and watch other television programs. Families exchange Christmas Presents on Christmas Day. Children receive presents the night before Christmas delivered by Father Christmas (Santa Claus) on his sleigh drawn by reindeer. Singing Christmas Carols is also popular. Dubai is mostly Muslim, and Christmas is not celebrated by Muslims; however, Dubai is a popular tourist destination for many people who do celebrate Christmas, making Christmas celebrations optional. Christmas definitely has a high commercial status to keep tourists happy. Malls and hotels are decorated with Christmas trees, lights, Santa and other familiar Christmas scenes and decorations. Supermarkets play Christmas music and sell related foods. Restaurants and hotels offer special Christmas meal deals. Christmas Day is not a public holiday so life simply goes on for those who do not celebrate. Christmas comes in summer in the southern hemisphere, so Australians celebrate Christmas with barbeques and picnics, though their decorations are of a northern theme: icicles, snow, and "jingle Bells." Families come together on Christmas Day for a large meal, and Santa arrives on Christmas Eve night. When Santa arrives in Australia, his reindeer are given a rest and kangaroo pull his sleigh.
As a religious holiday Christmas is celebrated by Christians as the time of the birth of Jesus Christ. However, celebrations during the time we now know as December reach back… far into the past and December is a time of celebration for non-Christians as well, since Christmas became merged with ancient Solstice celebrations. Before Christmas, there were pagan celebrations of the Solstice. The Solstice is the longest night of the year. Pagans celebrated the return of the light as the days began to grow longer after the Solstice. The celebration of the birth of Christ at the same time as earlier pagan celebrations was a choice made by early Christian church leaders. Many of the traditions now associated with Christmas were adapted from earlier pagan traditions including decorating trees, holly, ivy, mistletoe, gift giving, yule log and feasts.
Christmas day is December 25, though in some areas it is celebrated throughout December and a small part of January.
The most commen way is with family on Christmas day around the Christmas Tree. We open presents and eat lots of food.
Traditionally, Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Although Jesus wasn't actually born on December 25th, the date was chosen as it coincided with the paga…n celebration of the Winter Solstice, and Christ's mass was the Christian's alternative celebration. However, in more recent times Christmas has become very commercialized and with multiculturalism becoming more an more, Christ is very quickly disappearing from Christmas. "Merry Christmas" is becoming "Season's Greetings", and Christmas is becoming Xmas as a celebration of Christ's birth becomes a celebration of self indulgence and spending time with family.
It is not important to celebrate Christmas if you are a non-believer. But if you are a Christian, then it is important that you show faith in your religion and celebrate the s…pecial day.
Christmas is celebrated by giving and getting. Also by celebrating the birth of Jeuse.
Christmas is important because that is when baby Jesus was born. And that is why we celebrate Christmas. It is only for Jesus. It is not for the gifts,stockings,or presents. I…t is for the birth of Jesus. Oh and please please don't think about yourself. Christmas it not about you it is about Jesus. Say the word "JOY." I will give you an example. "JOY" the "J" stands for Jesus. The "O" stands for Others. The "Y stands for Yourself. Try writing this down it will make sense after. Only write "JOY" down and write Jesus, Others, Yourself. By: A fourth grader