Christmas is for joy, for giving and
sharing, for laughter, for coming together with family and
friends, for tinsel and brightly decorated packages... But
most importantly, Christmas is for love. It was this love for which Jesus
came to this world and for which He sacrificed His life.
Thus Christmas is a celebration of love and mirth symbolized by
the Nativity, the Santa, the caribou, the poinsettia and the
evergreens. All that bring home the spirit of love and life.
And this is the spirit that makes Christmas so popular
throughout the world.
Though originated by the Roman Catholics who commemorate the
December 25th as the day of birth of Christ Child, it has
gradually come to be celebrated by the non-Catholics as well.
As far as the United States goes, the celebration of X'mas is
comparatively of recent origin. Much of the world was already
well into Christmas celebrations by the time the United States
began to wake up. In the first half of the 19th century the
Sunday schools in America held Christmas celebrations. And the
celebration of Christmas in America owes its origin to these
schools. Alabama was the first state to grant legal recognition
to X-mas in 1836. The DC did it in 1870. By 1893 all the states
and territories had made similar acknowledgements.
So be it the United States of A or in other parts of the world
Christmas is celebrated as the commemoration of the birth of
Christ Child -- very likely the holiest event ever to take
place anywhere on the Earth, and an entirely worthy occasion to
celebrate. But don't we often wonder if we've got these things
about it right? And why is the difference of opinion (however
immaterial) regarding the date of birth? Is it even on the
We bring to you a story of the Birth of Christ Child
along and offer you a short tour across the world to know the
way Christmas is celebrated in different parts of the
globe. But before doing this please don't forget to brush up
some historical trivia regarding Jesus' birth.
Click here to know the answers to some simple yet vulnerable