Christmas is an annual festival which recalls the birth of Jesus Christ. It is commonly observed on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration.This annual festival is celebrated by billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year. it is earlier by the season of Advent and initiates the season of Christmastide.chritmas is historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on the Twelfth Night. in some traditions, Christmastide is including an Octave.
Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world’s nations around the world.christmas is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians as well as culturally by many non-Christians. Many countries around the world celebrate Christmas eve which has main focus rather than Christmas. The month and date of Jesus’ birth are not confirmed by the early to mid-fourth century. But the Western Christian Church had placed it on December 25.This date was later adopted in the East.
Now, these days most Christians celebrate this event on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar. which has been adopted universally in the civil calendars used in many countries throughout the world. However, some Eastern Christian Churches celebrate it on December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which Presently matches to January 7 in the Gregorian calendar, the day when Western Christian Church celebrates the Epiphany.
This is not a conflicting over the date of Christmas but this is the preference which calendar should be used to show the day that is December 25. it is not known by anyone why December 25 became a date of celebration.But there are many factors that may have influenced the choice. December 25 was the date when Romans Commemorate the winter solstice the shortest and darkest day of the year.
Jesus was recognized with the Sun which is based on an Old Testament verse. The date is exactly nine months following Annunciation when the conception of Jesus is celebrated. which is one theory that has influenced the timing of the Christmas holiday. Ancient Romans had MANY festivals near the end of the year.
Christmas has been scheduled at this time to appropriate more of these festivals. Some scholars disagree with this and DESCRIBE that the Roman Emperor Aurelian a pagan celebration on December 25 to compete with the Christian Church. which had already been celebrating christims.
Christmas is both a sacred religious and cultural holiday. It is worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon.People around the world have been observing Christmas from a period of a thousand years, especially when calculated from the traditional date of the birth of Christ.
As it is the traditions and practices culture that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. He is a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular activities include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and waiting for Santa Claus to arrive.
Since 1870, 25 December is Christmas Day, It has been a federal holiday in the United States.