Connect with us

International Days

Christmas | Origin, Definition, Celebration, History & Facts



Happy Christmas Images

Christmas is a yearly religious and cultural celebration held on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. People around the world observe Christmas Day with the traditions and the practices which are religious and secular in nature. Christmas Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of the Christian religion. Christmas is a public holiday all around the world. People celebrate the Christmas Festival by exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas Trees in the home, visiting near Church, sharing food with friends & family members and more.

Happy Christmas Day

RELATED Merry Christmas Quotes & Wishes for Christmas Festival

Origin and History of Christmas

The Christmas celebration was first observed in the early fourth century. However, some of the traditions associated with the current celebration were evolved with the pagan culture. The exact date of birth of Jesus is unknown as the Bible doesn’t specify any date. But in the second century, Sextus Julius Africanus, a Roman Christian historian estimated the Jesus Christ birthdate to be December 25. 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 which commemorated 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.

Certainly, after December 25 had become widely affirmed as the date of Jesus birth, Christian authors around the world made the connection between the resurrection of the sun and the birth of the Son. The main difficulty with this view is that it implies a nonchalant readiness on the part of the Christian church to appropriate a pagan festival when the early church was so intent on recognizing itself categorically from pagan beliefs and practices.

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas Festival

A second opinion suggests that December 25 became the date of Jesus birth by a priori logic that recognized the spring equinox as the date of the creation of the world and the fourth day of creation, when the light was formed, as the day of Jesus conception. December 25, 9 months later, then became the date of Jesus’ birth. For a long time, the celebration of Jesus birth was observed in conjunction with his baptism, celebrated on January 6.

How is Christmas Celebrated?

People around the world celebrate Christmas Day by attending special church services, spending some time with friends or family members, wearing new clothes and eating a festive meal. Christmas celebration also involves exchanging gifts and sweets. Homes will be decorated with small electric lamps or small clay oil-burning lamps and they also decorate their homes with Christmas Trees. Christmas trees in India are usually an imitation of pine trees.

Happy Christmas Images
Happy Christmas Eve

Christmas Facts

  • Every year, nearly 30-35 million of Christmas Trees are sold in the US alone. There are 21,000 nearly Christmas tree growers in the US, and trees usually grow for 15 years before they are out for sale.
  • From 1659 to1681, the Christmas celebration was outlawed in Boston, and law-breakers were fined 5 shillings.
  • Christmas was declared as a federal holiday in the US on 26th June 1870.
  • The first eggnog made in the US was consumed in Captain John Smith’s 1607 Jamestown settlement.
  • Poinsettia plants are named after Joel R. Poinsett, an American minister to Mexico, who brought the red-and-green plant from Mexico to America in 1828.

You may also like:

Christmas Origin, Definition, Celebration, History & Facts

Top 15 Christmas Music Videos for Christmas

Best Christmas Kolam Designs for Christmas

Funny Christmas Jokes That Will Help You Get Through the Holidays

Top 30 Christmas Quiz & Answers for Christmas Festival

Happy Christmas Wishes, Images, Quotes, Greetings, Messages & more

Christmas Gift Ideas

Thank you for visiting HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Payal Patil Payal Patil
Actress45 mins ago

Payal Patil Wiki, Biography, Age, Web Series, Images

Payal Patil is a social media influencer, model, and actress who mostly appears in Hindi films and web series. She...

Kamalika Chanda Kamalika Chanda
Actress1 hour ago

Kamalika Chanda Wiki, Biography, Age, Movies Images

Kamalika Chanda is a Kolkata-born Indian film actress and model. In 2012, Kamalika debuted in the Bengali movie Elar Char...

Maheen Mahi Maheen Mahi
Actress2 hours ago

Maheen Mahi Wiki, Biography, Age, Web Series, Family, Images

Maheen Mahi is a famous actress and model who is known for her Hindi web series. She made her acting...

Randeep Hooda Randeep Hooda
Actor2 hours ago

Randeep Hooda Wiki, Biography, Age, Movies, Awards, Family, Images

Randeep Hooda is an Indian actor and director primarily working in the Bollywood film industry. He made his acting debut...

Ankita Lokhande Ankita Lokhande
Actress3 hours ago

Ankita Lokhande Wiki, Biography, Age, Movies, Family, Images

Ankita Lokhande is one of the best Indian television actresses who is working in Hindi serials and films. She made her...

Swatantra Veer Savarkar Movie Swatantra Veer Savarkar Movie
Bollywood3 hours ago

Swatantrya Veer Savarkar Movie (2024): Cast, Trailer, OTT, Songs, Release Date

Swatantrya Veer Savarkar is an upcoming biopic that narrates the story of freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. The movie is...

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
Actress4 hours ago

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar Wiki, Biography, Age, Movies, Images

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar is an Indian actress who is known for her works in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Kannada films. She is...

Family Star Movie Family Star Movie
Entertainment4 hours ago

Family Star Movie (2024): Cast, Trailer, OTT, Songs, Release Date

Family Star is the latest bilingual family drama directed by Parasuram of Geetha Govindam fame. The stars Vijay Deverakonda and...