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It is thought that the early Christians did not widely celebrate the birth of Jesus. This is most likely true since the primary focus was on His life, crucifixion, and particularly His resurrection. There certainly were some early celebrations. Early writings including a "feast calendar" written in …243AD indicate that there were some celebrations in the third century and perhaps in the second century. Christmas celebrations did not gain widespread prominence however until the Middle Ages or starting from around 400AD. : The earliest celebrations of Christ's birth, that are known, were mentioned around 200AD. So celebrations are likely to have occurred in the second century. However, celebrating Christ's birth was not seen as highly important in those days. Many rejected the idea of a birthday celebration altogether. The prime focus was on Christ's life, crucifixion and resurrection. The December 25th date was observed as early as the third century and became more accepted throughout the fourth century as the Roman Empire converted to Christianity. when christ was born (son of God) ( Full Answer )
Answer . Technically, *some* Americans have been keeping Christmas for as long as there's been an America, and even before. In fact, Columbus named the first settlement he founded in Cuba "Navidad" becasue they landed on Christmas Day.. Some of the first Americans, the Puritans (like the Thanksg…iving Pilgrims) did *not* celebrate Christmas. They thought it was improper, and not appropriately Christian. It was not the "Christ's birth" part they had a problem with, but the revelry and feasting. But other newly settled Americans were less prudish .... Really, though, Christmas became the big deal it is today in the 1800s, due mostly to the efforts of a few people in England and America, including Clement C. Moore (author of A Visit from St. Nicholas ). It first became popular in New York, where they tried to declare St. Nicholas the patron saint of the city; from there it spread, helped along by, amongst others, the Irish and the Germans. It was finally declared a national holiday in the 1870s.. For a fascinating history of the growth of the American Christmas, read The Battle for Christmas by Stephen Nissenbaum. ( Full Answer )
Although lots of people think about Christmas trees and Santa Claus, the primary reason Christians celebrate this date is because Jesus Christ was born.
Answer . There is no right or wrong way to answer this question. In each family, they start to celebrate the week after Thanksgiving, while others spend the day after Thanksgiving seting up the house and shopping for Christmas. It is all up to you. How much do you want to celebrate? Do you love …this time of year? If you truly love Christas, then I see no point in not starting now. You can even celebrate each and every day of the year. ( Full Answer )
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 ancie…nt 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. ( Full Answer )
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, parts 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. ( Full Answer )
Many people around the world celebrate Christmas by giving gifts,decorating, and having a special Christmas meal with theirfamilies. Children look forward to the arrival of the gift giver(Santa). In addition, many countries have special customs andtraditions, and many Christians attend special Mass …or churchservices 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 onDecember 9th with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Almostevery home has a Nativity scene, and families gather around it onChristmas Eve. Bonfires are popular on December 28, which is theFeast of the Innocents, and one young boy acts as the mayor. Heorders townspeople to do chores, like sweeping the streets, andrefusal to comply results in fines that are used to pay for thecelebration. 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 onwindowsills on January 6th. Canada and the United States celebrate Christmassimilarly. Homes and businesses are decorated with a variety ofdecorations, including Christmas trees, wreaths, and lights.Children look forward to Santa arriving on Christmas Eve, and aspecial Christmas meal is eaten and gifts are exchanged onChristmas Day. Many attend special Christmas parties andactivities, as well as church services and Midnight Mass onChristmas Eve. Christmas is celebrated in Ghana from December 20 to thefirst week of January with lots of activities and visiting withfriends and family in other parts of the country. On Christmas Eve,there are church services that have drumming and dancing. Childrenoften put on a nativity or other drama, and a choir comes out tosing while people dance. Songs are sung in the language that isunderstood the best, since there are 66 languages spoken in thecountry. Sometimes, the singing and dancing lasts all night long.Churches are full on Christmas Day, and traditional clothing isworn to the services. After church, people go home to exchangegifts and have a Christmas meal that traditionally includes stew orokra soup, porridge and meats, rice and a yam paste called 'fufu'.Some people celebrate Christmas Eve with fireworks and parties, andsome go to church on December 31 to thank God for sending Jesus andto pray for a good and safe new year. Those who died the previousyear are remembered. In Mexico , Christmas is celebrated from December 12th toJanuary 6th. Children perform "Posadas," which are depictions ofMary and Joseph traveling and asking for room at the Inn, fromDecember 12th to Christmas Eve. They carry candles and painted clayfigures of Mary riding on a donkey and Joseph, and call on thehouses of neighbors and friends. They sing a song asking for a roomat the house, but hey are turned away. Eventually, they arewelcomed in, and they say a prayer of thanksgiving and have a partywith 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) flowersin Mexico. In some states in Mexico, children look forward to Santaarriving 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 aspecial cake called 'Rosca de Reyes' on Epiphany. Candelaria (also known as Candlemas) on the 2nd February marks theend of the Mexican Christmas celebrations. Many Mexicans haveparties on Candelaria. A few days before Christmas in England , families put upChristmas Trees (fir trees with lights) and Christmas Decorations,including holly and mistletoe. The biggest tradition is forfamilies to meet and have Christmas Lunch together - roast turkeyetc. and Christmas Pudding, generally eaten late in the afternoonof Christmas Day. In the afternoon, some families watch the Queen'sChristmas Speech on television. They also play games and watchother television programs. Families exchange Christmas Presents onChristmas Day. Children receive presents the night before Christmasdelivered by Father Christmas (Santa Claus) on his sleigh drawn byreindeer. Singing Christmas Carols is also popular. Dubai is mostly Muslim, and Christmas is not celebrated byMuslims; however, Dubai is a popular tourist destination for manypeople who do celebrate Christmas, making Christmas celebrationsoptional. Christmas definitely has a high commercial status to keeptourists happy. Malls and hotels are decorated with Christmastrees, lights, Santa and other familiar Christmas scenes anddecorations. Supermarkets play Christmas music and sell relatedfoods. Restaurants and hotels offer special Christmas meal deals.Christmas Day is not a public holiday so life simply goes on forthose 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 alarge meal, and Santa arrives on Christmas Eve night. When Santaarrives in Australia, his reindeer are given a rest and kangaroopull his sleigh. ( Full Answer )
Christmas day is December 25, though in some areas it is celebratedthroughout December and a small part of January.
There are many non-religious people out there and think ofChristmas as a time of getting gifts for people. For religiouspeople, it is the birth of Christ. The star on the top of the treeis based on the star that led all of the shepherds to the inn thatMary and Joseph stayed in to have Jesus. Many pe…ople also putangels on top of the tree. ( Full Answer )
Journalist Juan Arias points out: "Those who, within Christianity, criticize the way Christmas has become 'paganized' and more devoted to jollity and consumerism than to religion, are generally unaware that even in its origin the Nativity . . . already incorporated many of the features of the Roman …pagan festival [of the sun]."- El PaÃs, December 24, 2001.. Regarding the date for Christmas celebrations, the Enciclopedia de la ReligiÃ³n CatÃ³lica frankly states: "The reason that the Roman Church decided to assign this date to the festival seems to be its tendency to replace pagan festivals with Christian ones. . . . We know that in Rome at that time, the pagans consecrated December 25 as the celebration of natalis invicti, the birth of the 'invincible sun.'". The Enciclopedia HispÃ¡nica likewise notes: "The date of December 25 for the celebration of Christmas is not the result of a strict chronological anniversary but, rather, of the Christianization of the festivals of the winter solstice that were celebrated in Rome." How did the Romans celebrate the rise of the sun in the winter sky? By feasting, revelry, and the exchanging of presents. Since church authorities were loath to abolish such a popular festival, they "Christianized" it by calling it the birth of Jesus instead of the birth of the sun.. Answer . It came from what people say the day "Santa Claus" got married. ( Full Answer )
Answer . In the 4 th century CE, Christianity imported the Saturnalia festival hoping to take the pagan masses in with it. Christian leaders succeeded in converting to Christianity large numbers of pagans by promising them that they could continue to celebrate the Saturnalia as Christians.The pr…oblem was that there was nothing intrinsically Christian about Saturnalia. To remedy this, these Christian leaders named Saturnalia's concluding day, December 25th, to be Jesus' birthday. Christians had little success, however, refining the practices of Saturnalia. As Stephen Nissenbaum, professor history at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst, writes, "In return for ensuring massive observance of the anniversary of the Savior's birth by assigning it to this resonant date, the Church for its part tacitly agreed to allow the holiday to be celebrated more or less the way it had always been." The earliest Christmas holidays were celebrated by drinking, sexual indulgence, singing naked in the streets (a precursor of modern caroling), etc. ( Full Answer )
We celebrate Christmas because of the birth of Jesus, but we alsocelebrate it because that is the day that God sent his son Jesusdown to Earth to save us of our sins. So, Christmas is jesus'sbirthday.
Christmas in many countries is celebrated with exchanging of gifts, and gatherings of friends or families for meals, usually on the 24th or 25th of December. In addition, many Christians attend religious ceremonies in churches.
When Jesus was born\n . Another Opinion \n The celebration of Christmas started with the Roman Catholic church around 300 AD. There was no celebration of the birth of Christ until then. Protestants started celebrating it much later.\n Best opinion \n well no duh when he was born well than wh…at year was he born . Answer:. It is thought that the early Christians did not widely celebrate the birth of Jesus. This is most likely true since the primary focus was on His life, crucifixion, and particularly His resurrection. There certainly were some early celebrations. Early writings including a "feast calendar" written in 243AD indicate that there were some celebrations in the third century and perhaps in the second century. Christmas celebrations did not gain widespread prominence however until the Middle Ages or starting from around 400AD. . ( Full Answer )
The most commen way is with family on Christmas day around the Christmas Tree. We open presents and eat lots of food.
The Chronography of 354 AD contains early evidence of thecelebration on December 25 of a Christian liturgical feast of thebirth of Jesus. This grew out of earlier holidays, like the Romansolstice. It was not the most important Christian holiday until the18th and 19th centuries.
Answer 1 Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ! _________________________________________ Answer 2 While the first answer is correct, it is not entirely true. Christmas was actually a pagan tradition called Winter Solstice andhad absolutely nothing to do with Christ. Winter Sol…stice was celebrated in December every year by pagans forhundreds of years before Christianity even existed. Christianity was losing the battle against global religiousdomination, mostly due to the popularity of Islam, Judaism andPaganism. So, instead of persecuting the pagans, they instead beganto accept them, to an extent. Pagan festivals were deemed "ungodly" by the Christian church,however, ironically, almost every Christian tradition actually haspagan roots. Christmas being the biggest. The Christian church adopted the pagan Winter Solstice festival andchanged the name to "Christ's Mass", claiming it was the day Jesuswas born. However, the bible makes absolutely no reference of thedate Jesus was apparently born. The Winter Solstice celebrated astronomy (science) rather thanreligion. Specifically the sun, when it appears at its lowestaltitude at noon above the horizon. Similar traditions to WinterSolstice have been practised by prehistoric and neolithic man, asevidence shows. In modern times science has shown that Winter Solstice affects thefertility and mating patterns of animals and humans, makingconceiving a baby twice more likely, as a result of astronomicalmovements. So there you have it. Christmas's true meaning, Winter Solstice.Not the birth of Christ (because we don't actually know when he wasborn). ( Full Answer )
The people who contribute to WikiAnswers come from many different religions and cultures, and they do not all celebrate Christmas, since they are not all Christians. But for most mainstream Christians, December 25th is celebrated as the birthday of Jesus (although some historians note he was probabl…y born in the spring or late summer), and it is one of the happiest holidays in the Christian faith, since it is supposed to commemorate the birth of the savior. There are some Christians who do not believe in celebrating Christmas-- most notably Jehovah's Witnesses, and others believe the holiday has become too commercial, and that its religious meaning has been lost. Some Christians observe the holiday by doing volunteer work at an agency that feeds the poor; others have a tree and exchange gifts. ( Full Answer )
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going to church and walk around with your friends and give a present ;) Because Santa Clause is Real ..
The roots of Christmas are found, not in Scripture, but in ancient pagan festivals, such as the Roman Saturnalia, a celebration dedicated to Saturn, the god of agriculture. Likewise, according to their reckoning, devotees of the god Mithra celebrated December 25 as the "birthday of the invincible su…n," says the New Catholic Encyclopedia. "Christmas originated at a time when the cult of the sun was particularly strong at Rome," about three centuries after the death of Christ. During their celebrations, pagans exchanged gifts and feasted-practices that Christmas preserved. As is also true today, however, much Christmas giving was not in the spirit of 2 Corinthians 9:7, which reads: "Let each one do just as he has resolved in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." True Christians give out of love, their giving is not tied to a date, and they expect no gifts in return. (Luke 14:12-14; Acts 20:35) Moreover, they deeply appreciate being set free from the Christmas frenzy and relieved of the heavy yoke of financial debt that many incur at that time of year.-Matthew 11:28-30; John 8:32. But, some may argue, did not the astrologers present birthday gifts to Jesus? No. Their gift-giving was simply a way of paying their respects to a person of note, a common custom in Bible times. (1 Kings 10:1, 2, 10, 13; Matthew 2:2, 11) In fact, they did not even come on the night that Jesus was born. Jesus was, not a babe in a manger, but many months old and living in a house when they arrived ( Full Answer )
thee same as every were else as long as someone celebrate christmas it is celebrated the same
Christmas was celebrated informally and on various days of the year in many different parts of the world before it was instituted as an actual holiday. The first country to celebrate Christmas as a holiday on December 25th is thought to have been Victorian Britain during the 15th century A.D. [Ad…ditional Information] Christmas as a holiday is specifically associated with the date December 25th. The earliest known reference to the date of the nativity as December 25 is found in the Chronography of 354, a manuscript compiled in Rome and originated from the pagan winter solstice date occurring December 21st. Therefore, it can be deducted that Christmas originated in the country of Italy. ( Full Answer )
The celebration of December 25 originated with the religious and mythological beliefs of the Romans. The day was called Saturnalia. Saturn was the Sun God or God of the sky. The day was to celebrate the end of winter where daylight was shorter and the beginning of spring where the daylight starts to… extend. To them it was the rebirth of the sun. They celebrated and worshipped on the day to their god Saturn.. During the 3rd and 4th centuries as Christianity began to have its upsurge in Rome - hence the term Roman Catholic - efforts began to be made to Christianize the dominion of Rome which was at the time most of the known world. Many expressed strong opposition to Christianity which led to the so-called Holy Wars. During which time many groups were subjugated to become Christians and ones that resisted were tortured and/or killed. In order to make the transition from a pagan religion to Christianity easy for these pagan groups, the clergy took their pagan celebrations and converted them to Christian celebrations by removing their pagan god and installing Christ.. Saturnalia then became the celebration of the birth of Christ instead of the birth of the Sun and a day to Christ instead of a day to Saturn. It was an easy change for many to accept though since the change was only nominal and the traditions observed associated with day remained the same.. Christmas is not a Christian celebration and would have been condemned in the 1st two centuries as shown in the clip from the Encyclopedia Brittanica below.. From the Enclopedia Brittanica:. "During the first two centuries of Christianity there was strong opposition to recognizing birthdays of martyrs or, for that matter, of Jesus. Numerous church fathers offered sarcastic comments about the pagan custom of celebrating birthdays when, in fact, saints and martyrs should be honoured on the days of their martyrdom....The precise origin of assigning December 25 as the birth date of Jesus is unclear. The New Testament provides no clues in this regard. December 25 was first identified as the date of Jesus' birth by Sextus Julius Africanus in 221 [In the 3rd century A.D. nearly 180 years after the death of Jesus) and later became the universally accepted date. One widespread explanation of the origin of this date is that December 25 was the Christianizing of the dies solis invicti nati ("day of the birth of the unconquered sun"), a popular holiday in the Roman Empire that celebrated the winter solstice as a symbol of the resurgence of the sun, the casting away of winter and the heralding of the rebirth of spring and summer. Indeed, after December 25 had become widely accepted as the date of Jesus' birth, Christian writers frequently made the connection between the rebirth of the sun and the birth of the Son. One of the difficulties with this view is that it suggests a nonchalant willingness on the part of the Christian church to appropriate a pagan festival when the early church was so intent on distinguishing itself categorically from pagan beliefs and practices." ( Full Answer )
To find the first Christmas traditions would be difficult if not impossible today. As to the date of "Christ's Mass"? Why December the 25 th ? That the date actually goes back to Rome with a festival called 'Saturnalia' . A lot of Romans at the time of the adoption of Christianity into the Roma…n Empire (AD325) had various feasts. It was a time of revelry, celebration, eating and drinking. It was at the same time both a solstice observance and a harvest festival. On the Julian calendar it was proclaimed in 46 c.e., that the Saturnalia would fall on December twenty- fifth. ( Full Answer )
The birth of baby Jesus and the three men who gave him gifts Jesus was born in a manger
Anyone who does not choose to celebrate Christmas does notcelebrate it. It is a Christian holiday that originally came from aPagan celebration, although many people that are not religiousstill celebrate it. However, people that follow other religions donot.
you celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas you celebrate it because he died for are sins and he rose from the dead and he will be back one day
The very first Christmases in New Zealand were celebrated by explorers. Abel Tasman and his crew enjoyed a Christmas feast using their own provisions in 1642, while James Cook and his crew also had Christmas dinner while circumnavigating New Zealand in 1769.. However, the first Christmas service in… New Zealand occurred when Reverend Samuel Marsden preached on Christmas Day in 1814.. ( Full Answer )
Christmas has been celebrated, as a Christian holiday, since theearly middle ages. It succeeded pagan celebrations held previously,which marked the period of the return of longer days (Dec. 21 or 22being the Winter solstice, in other words offering the shortestdaylight of the year). Celebrations wer…e much more modest in these days and not in theform they have nowadays. ( Full Answer )
Christmas is traditionally celebrated around the world on December25 by both religious and nonreligious people. The Christmas holidayand traditions originated from the pagan celebration of Saturnalia.
they start after someone dies or pass away. they start after someone dies or pass away. they start after someone dies or pass away
They started to celebrate Christmas when people came to china and forced the Chinese to celebrate Christmas with brute force...
Christmas is celebrating when Jesus was born ( or Jesus`s Birthday)You sing songs about Christ Share gifts with family and even pets (they are family too) Most of all pray all your prayers together
This questions is debatable, because the settlers from various European nations all celebrated Christmas when they arrived in the Americas. The first Christmas celebrated in the United States was celebrated by Hernando Desoto In modern day Tallahassee, Florida on Christmas day, 1540
Christmas began as a strictly business idea: merchants promoted it for end-of-year sales. 1700s England was under post Cromwell austerity still, so the popular olde English caroller simply didn't exist, nor did the pre-1800 Christmas Tree (which came from Germany), but yule logs, charity and peace w…ere the ideal. Christmas, as we know it, didn't begin to take shape until the early 1800s with the publishing of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story emphasized goodwill and peace towards all and these sentiments rang true with what people supposed the Christmas holidays ought to be. However, once again, the exact traditions of the holiday were unspecified and America turned to their fellow European immigrants for traditions they could adopt. It took nearly 100 years before the traditions we generally celebrate today were in place, but by the mid 1920s the Christmas trees, holiday cards, festival of lights, gift giving, feasting, and Santa Claus were all a part of our culture-to the extent that many believed this was the way Christmas had always been celebrated. See the related link below. ( Full Answer )
Christmas is the celebration of the traditional date for the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
Christmas is the festival that celebrates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, founder of Christianity. Christians believe that Jesus is God, and so his earthly birth is of great significance. Christmas is also widely practised by non-Christians as a secular day of gift giving.
That really depends on which part of Spain you're talking about. Some more northerly parts of the country have always been Christian, such as Navarre, Valencia and parts of Aragon. However, the Kingdom of Castile and Leon, which covered the vast majority of the country, was, for the most part and fr…om 718 up until 1250, Muslim. In 1037, the Spanish started fighting back to regaine their lands. This was known as the Reconquista, and succeeded in winning back all of Spain but the south. Granada, the location of the Alhambra, was finally won back by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492. The last Sultan of Granada, Boabdil, was one of the last Muslim rulers in Europe (only the Ottoman Sultans and Kings of Albania ruled after him). ( Full Answer )
Reference to the date of the nativity as December 25th is found in an illuminated manuscript compiled in Rome in 354 , prior (and post) to this the dates skip about. The religious calenders of that time (and even today) work differently to the Gregorian.
i think its more of a matter of who doesn't celebrate Christmas instead of where. Christmas is a religious holiday so its more based on the different religions. Jews for example don't celebrate Christmas so areas where people are Jewish would be as "christmasy".
People celebrated a kind of Christmas in Europe since the year 300 and spread around the continent through that century. After arriving in the U.S. on the Mayflower, It was banned on and off by the Puritans who had alot of land. It was officially banned from 1659 to 1681. The ban by the Pilgrims was… revoked in 1681, however it wasn't until the mid 1800's that celebrating Christmas became fashionable in the Boston region. The Moravians had the first Christmas trees in America as well as the first Nativity Scenes. Christmas fell out of favor in the United States after the American Revolution, when it was considered an English custom. ( Full Answer )
Christmas celebrates the birthday of Jesus of Nazareth ; the founder of Christianity whom Christians believe to be the Son of God.
Germans have the Advent season which are thetime frame of the 4 Sundays before Christmas (but could be the 24th of December if a Sunday). Most people will have an Adventskranz (Advent wreath) which has 4 candles (one additional lit every Sunday closer to Christmas). From 1st December the countdown t…o Christmas is "celebrated" in form of Adventskalender (Advent calendar - mostly filled with chocolates since for Children), where every day one little "window" is opened. During the Advent season also the Christmas markets are open. Christmas Eve is the highlight followed by the first Christmas day normally spent in family. The second Christmas day is less formal. ( Full Answer )
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.
Christmas is Jesus Christ's birthday, and the first was in a stable in Bethlehem, Palestine. I has been secularized like most Cristian holidays, but still maintains many elements.
Yes! ======== . Christmas is celebrated on Christmas Eve, which is December 24, on Christmas Day, the 25th, and by some all through December and a small part of January.. People give presents to each other and go to church to celebrate the birth of Jesus. 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. . The most common way it is celebrated is with family on Christmas day around the Christmas tree. We open presents and eat lots of food. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_Christmas_celebrated#ixzz1YojpbQrU . ( Full Answer )
People who are religious in mainly the Christian and Catholic way celebrate Christmas. This is because December 25th is the feast day of Christ's birth. The reason we put the angel or star on top of the Christmas tree is because the angel represents the angel Gabriel coming to tell Mary our mother t…hat she is pregnant with God's son. The star represents the star that the three kings followed to Bethlehem to be apart of the birth of Christ birthday. ( Full Answer )
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 pagan 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. ( Full Answer )
No religion other than Christianity celebrates Christmas as part oftheir religion. Many people who are not Christians celebrateChristmas, but they celebrate it as a secular holiday, not as areligious one.