Where did Christmas come from?
The modern origins of the holiday come from pre-Christian celebrations established by Julius Caesar marking the Winter Solstice which occurred around December 25 during his life. By 325, in response to the Emperor Constantine's decision to make Christianity the official religion of the empire, the Council of Nicea declared the date as an official Christian holiday celebrating the birth of the christ.
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Candles had been used, but were very dangerous. The public was slowly beginning to embrace the idea of lighting their trees electrically, and as towns and cities were wired for electricity the variety of lighting on the market grew dramatically. The world's first practical light bulb was invented by… Thomas Edison in 1879, and a mere three years later in 1882 an associate of his, one Edward Johnson, electrically lit a Christmas tree for the first time. The tree was in the parlor of Johnson's New York City home, located in the first section of that city to be wired for electricity. The display created quite a stir, and was recorded by a visiting reporter named Croffut in the Detroit Post and Tribune. ( Full Answer )
It came out in 1993 and it was released again in a 3Dversion on October 20, 2006. The 3D version came out again duringthe Halloween season of 2007. The special collector's edition wasbrought out along with the Blu-ray in October 2008.
Beginning of Christmas . Jesus Christ, the center of the Christian religion, started it when he was born.. That's what some Christians believe. But you can read more about it on www.britannica.com subject- Christmas".
Sending Christmas Cards is a custom that started in 1843. Thecustom is believed to be started by Sir Henry Cole who wanted tofind a way to get others to use the Post Office.
Answer . me being the christian I am, I've always believed that it means Christ mas (was) born. Christmas is also called Christ's Mass.
Father Christmas comes to Australia on Christmas Eve. The same timeas as he would in the U.S.A. and other countries.
I heard it first from the original Crazy Eddies ads ( an electronics store from NYC). He ran his ads promoting a "Christmas in July" sale. Very effective too.
Christmas is a CHRISTIAN celobration, to celebrate the Birth of Jesus christ, Who is the Son of god/ Masiah. People give presents to represent the coming of the Wise men (They were NOT kings and NOT nessecerily 3 of them.), The gifts are to symbolise the GOLD, FRANKENSENSE and MYER Wic…h they brought for the baby Jesus. where does the idea of Christmas come from? ( Full Answer )
The rose belong to a hittiahan Family. HIT/TIA/HAN a latin word uses to describe family flower formation
When Queen Victoria was in charge. Prince Albert brought the Christmas tree to Britain from Germany.
People used to hang their stockings over the fireplace to dry and while they were drying they were filled with little gifts and toys from Santa Claus. most of the children wake up and open their stockings first
Christianity came to Ireland in 432 AD. You can trace Christmas in Ireland back to then.
It 'traditionally' celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, but it's practices are from long before Jesus was on earth. Many feel the greenery in homes, singing of carols, holly, mistletoe, gift giving and merry making come from the pagan feast of Saturnalia, the "feast of the unconquered sun".
The use of evergreen trees, wreaths, and garlands to symbolizeeternal life was a custom of the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, andHebrews. The custom of the Christmas tree developed in early modernGermany, where it was adorned with apples, nuts, and other foods.
As people gave gifts they also gave cards with who the gift came from with wich the Christmas card idea came from.
it's out in the pictures now but if you ment on blu-ray or DVD then no, it's out on the 16th feb 2009
Christmas came around with the birth of Christ. A roman emperor decided that the birth of Jesus would be on December the 25th but no one knows exactly when the real birth of Christ was
well, the Germans decided to start the Christmas tree tradition, to represent the garden of eden. They use to purt apples on the evergreen tree, but now we use ornaments
The word Christmas originated as a compound meaning 'Christ's mass'. It is derived from the Middle English 'Christemasse' and the Old English 'Cristes mÃ¦sse', Cristes is from Greek christos and mÃ¦sse is from Latin missa.
they will start selling on EBay next month and in the stores by late October.
Christianity came to Ireland in the year 432. Since then, Ireland has had the various Christian festivals like Christmas and Easter and the other ones.
It was a book of fiction based on Victoria Britain of 1845 and waswritten by Charles Dickens
sorry but they are already there just look and if you look to your side and look back you might see one well of course you need a camera for prov if anyone doesn't believe you or for memory.
The wholly secular (The Christmas Song) was written by Mel Torme and widely circulated by Nat King Cole. The song has at best vaporous Christmas traditions-and ignores Christian traditions, touting Clausism.
The Christmas angel is based on the angel Gabriel who told Mary that she would have a baby; Jesus.
CHRISTMAS TREE TRADITION HAS ANCIENT ORIGINS King Tut never saw a Christmas tree, but he would have understood the tradition which traces back long before the first Christmas, says David Robson, Extension Educator, Horticulture with the Springfield Extension Center. The Egyptians were part of a l…ong line of cultures that treasured and worshipped evergreens. When the winter solstice arrive, they brought green date palm leaves into their homes to symbolize life's triumph over death. The Romans celebrated the winter solstice with a fest called Saturnalia in honor of Saturnus, the god of agriculture. They decorated their houses with greens and lights and exchanged gifts. They gave coins for prosperity, pastries for happiness, and lamps to light one's journey through life. Centuries ago in Great Britain, woods priests called Druids used evergreens during mysterious winter solstice rituals. The Druids used holly and mistletoe as symbols of eternal life, and place evergreen branches over doors to keep away evil spirits. Late in the Middle Ages, Germans and Scandinavians placed evergreen trees inside their homes or just outside their doors to show their hope in the forthcoming spring. Our modern Christmas tree evolved from these early traditions. Legend has it that Martin Luther began the tradition of decorating trees to celebrate Christmas. One crisp Christmas Eve, about the year 1500, he was walking through snow-covered woods and was struck by the beauty of a group of small evergreens. Their branches, dusted with snow, shimmered in the moonlight. When he got home, he set up a little fir tree indoors so he could share this story with his children. He decorated it with candles, which he lighted in honor of Christ's birth. The Christmas tree tradition most likely came to the United States with Hessian troops during the American Revolution, or with German immigrants to Pennsylvania and Ohio, adds Robson. But the custom spread slowly. The Puritans banned Christmas in New England. Even as late as 1851, a Cleveland minister nearly lost his job because he allowed a tree in his church. Schools in Boston stayed open on Christmas Day through 1870, and sometimes expelled students who stayed home. The Christmas tree market was born in 1851 when Catskill farmer Mark Carr hauled two ox sleds of evergreens into New York City and sold them all. By 1900, one in five American families had a Christmas tree, and 20 years later, the custom was nearly universal. Christmas tree farms sprang up during the depression. Nurserymen couldn't sell their evergreens for landscaping, so they cut them for Christmas trees. Cultivated trees were preferred because they have a more symmetrical shape then wild ones. Six species account for about 90 percent of the nation's Christmas tree trade. Scotch pine ranks first, comprising about 40 percent of the market, followed by Douglas fir which accounts for about 35 percent. The other big sellers are noble fir, white pine, balsam fir and white spruce. Premission was granted for Internet use by --- Written by: David Robson, Extension Educator, Horticulture; Springfield Extension Center ( Full Answer )
It is unlikely, but possible, that there will be a non-advertising Christmas game. But not an island.
well a long time a go people put candles in the window to light the way for the Christ child.
The word "Christ' is obvious i.e. Jesus. The suffix, 'mas' comes from the Latin 'maesse' - a holy feast, a mass. There are other examples of this combination in the Christian calendar e.g. Michaelmas.
During the Reformation, many Christians began to consider Christmas a pagan celebration because it included nonreligious customs. In 1659, because of these feelings, Christmas was outlawed in England, and in parts of the English colonies, such as in Massachusetts. In 1681, the law was repealed, an…d during this same period of time, some colonies added Thanksgiving Day to the fall calendar as a harvest feast. Several colonies would also celebrate May Day as a spring festival. ( Full Answer )
Have a holly jolly Christmas We don't want y'all to come. Have a holly jolly wally Christmas. Your brother the bum.
The concept of Christmas came about because many of the Americansof today had their roots in Europe, and naturally they broughttheir traditions with them.
The Ghost of Christmas Present was that years christmas - He statesin early discussion with Scrooge he has over 1800 brothers meaninga new Christmas Present every year
The giving of gifts during Christmas represents what Jesus gave to us. Jesus gave us his life for our sins because he loves us so much.
Faher Christmas (also known as Santa) is not a myth. He is a real person, that prepares for the 24th and 25th December (Christmas Eve and Day), for the whole of the previous year. He has many elves and reindeer to help him get ready for such a big event in what is really such a short time. If childr…en aren't in bed late enough, Father Christmas may be delayed in getting your presents to you, so you MUST, MUST, MUST stay in bed and enjoy Christmas Day for when you wake up, run down stairs and gasp at your presents. Enjoy your Christmas this year, Yours sincerely, the Elf near you ;) ( Full Answer )
you can look for things that you want on the computer! you can also beg your parents to get you what you want.
Farmville issued the 2010 Christmas Tree near the beginning of December. Thanksgiving on Farmville hadn't yet ended! It will probably follow a similar pattern in upcoming years.
The word Christmas stands for December 25th the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. The word Christmas is part of our saviors last name: Christ. Most people do not know this awesome fact and most people do not even know that Jesus Christ excised. I hope this will help! :)
It began in the Middle East, trees were traditionally cut down, brought into the home, and decorated, just as xmas trees are today. Evergreens are a natural symbol of hope and the promise of renewed life in the spring during a time when most plants are barren in European climates. Today, the Christm…as tree is the most famous and widely used legacy of this tradition that predates Christianity. ( Full Answer )
The word Christmas originated as a compound meaning "Christ masses". It is derived from the Middle English Christmases and Old English Cristes Masse, a phrase first recorded in 1038. "Cristes" is from Greek christos and "masse" is from Latin missa. In early Greek versions of the New Testament, the l…etter Î§, is the first letter of Christ. Since the mid-16th century Î§, or the similar Roman letter X, has been used as an abbreviation for Christ. Hence, Xmas is often used as an abbreviation for Christmas. ( Full Answer )
They were and are used as draft animals in northern parts of Europe. In Russian Army maybe eight reindeer could handle a l05MM field piece. I do not have a comparison chart of Mules-Reindeer. as Nicholas is a Russian name ( Two Czars) well it sort of falls into synch. Now to get some nice assignment… for his youngest daughter, You know who, Anastasia. ( Full Answer )
There is a Christmas carol called "Christmas is Coming", based on a nursery rhyme. There are other versions of the song. One is "A Round About Christmas" made popular by the Kingston Trio. Another is "Christmas Is a-Comin", performed by Bing Crosby. Jason Gray also performs a song called "Christmas… is Coming" on his album, Christmas Stories: Repeat the Sounding Joy. ( Full Answer )
Usually, Christmas products come to the stores starting October, but there are plenty of online stores that sell all year long.
You are never more the 366 days away from the next Christmas. OnDecember 25 of each year.
The name "Father Christmas" originated in the mid-17th century when traditional Christmas celebrations of feasting and drinking were frowned upon by Puritans. People that supported the traditional celebrations personified Christmas itself in order to spread the idea of a cheerful occasion. The term …"Father" was used to suggest that Christmas was a Christian persona. ( Full Answer )
The Christmas time greeting "Merry Christmas" came from an English Admiral in 1699. He used "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" in an informal letter. Christmas has been celebrated since the 4th Century A.D..
There are a plethora of items that can come with the Christmas gift hampers. Some of the gifts that can come in hampers include popcorn, chocolates, cookies of all kind and qualities, nuts, berries, and fudge.
The album 'Christmas Sky' was released in 2002. The album was released by Jordan Rudess. The album is a Christmas album with piano and synthesizer Christmas songs.
It was part of the customs and beliefs brought by the Spanish settlers (devout Roman Catholics), who conquered and ruled over Mexico for 300 years, from 1521 until 1821, when Mexico successfully ended its war of independence against Spain.
Dickens based on on Christmas Carols that are sung every year andfelt his little ghost story would be read the same