Christmas is the time when family, friends, and relatives come together and celebrate with joy. Children are mostly excited about receiving gifts from Santa Claus.
HOW IS CHRISTMAS DAY CELEBRATED?
Christmas is a celebration that is filled with joy, happiness, peace and love .On this occasion, people go to church, sing carols, participate in different religious services, exchanging presents, decorating their homes with holly, mistletoe, lights, flowers, and Christmas trees while having family get-togethers.
On Christmas Eve, churches across the globe perform evening services. At midnight, many churches perform extraordinary candlelight services.
Santa Claus is a big part in the Christmas celebration who leaves presents to the kids underneath the Christmas tree.
The most important aspect of Christmas is to spend time with family and friends, no matter how the celebration is carried out. Christmas Day, for many busy families, is the one day of the year when everyone is able to gather in one room at the same time.
DID YOU KNOW?
The 1st decorated Christmas tree was placed or kept in Riga, Latvia in 1510. In Germany, the first Christmas tree was decorated with apples, gingerbread, wafers, and sweets. Different types of trees are used in different countries as Christmas trees and every time they are not fir trees. Like in New Zealand - the 'Pohutukawa' tree is used and consists of red flowers.
In the 19th century, in Germany, the first artificial Christmas trees were developed. Modern Artificial Christmas trees are made up of PVC and that too in China. It is amazing that real Christmas trees help in removing dust and pollen from the air.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS:
- Christmas trees usually grow for close to 15 years before they can be sold
- Jingle Bells' was the first song played in space
- It was Princess Charlotte who popularized Christmas trees in England
- In Japan, a traditional Christmas dinner is to go to KFC
- Queen Victoria sent the first official Christmas Card
- The Christmas wreath is a symbol of love and eternal life.
The gift of love. The gift of peace. The gift of happiness. May all these be at your Christmas
Merry Christmas Beauties