is celebrated Every Year on December 25th to commemorate the birth
of Jesus . Christmas is also celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians
worldwide. The word Christmas originated as a compound meaning "Christ's
Christmas Day is celebrated as a major festival
and public holiday in countries around the world. Gift giving takes place
on Christmas Day in most countries. Others practice gift giving on December
6, Saint Nicholas Day, and January 6, Epiphany.
The practice of putting up special decorations
at Christmas has a long history. Christians incorporated such customs in
their developing practices.
The songs we know specifically as carols were
originally communal folk songs sung during celebrations such as harvest
tide as well as Christmas. It was only later that carols began to be sung
in church. carols have often been based on medieval chord patterns, and
it is this that gives them their uniquely characteristic musical sound.
A special Christmas family meal is traditionally
an important part of the holiday's celebration, and the food that is served
varies greatly from country to country Special desserts are also prepared,
such as Christmas pudding, mince pies and fruit cake but richer meat such
as lamb is increasingly served.The eating of sweets and chocolates has
become popular worldwide now . oranges have been long associated with special
Christmas cards are illustrated messages of
greeting exchanged between friends and family members during the weeks
preceding Christmas Day.
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