Christmas is a Christian festival. It is celebrating the birth of Jesus. Christians Truly believes Jesus is the Son of God.
The name “Christmas” comes from the Mass on Christ(Jesus). A Mass (which is sometimes called communion) where Christians usually visit and remember Jesus Died For us.
The ‘Christ-Mass’ was the only one which was allowed to take place after sunset (and sunrise before next day), so people had it at Midnight only! So we get the name ‘Christ-Mass’, In Short Christmas.
However, 2 out of 10 peoples are celebrated Christmas around the world, whether they are Christians or Non-Christians from any other religion(Hindu’s, Muslim’s, Sikh’s, Punjabi’s, etc). Its a time of togetherness with family and friends so that they’ll enjoy, share and remember the good things they have. Especially children, Likes Christmas as it’s a time when children are waiting for gifts(presents) from Santa. The Traditional date of the Christmas is December 25
Why do People celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December?
So, why we really celebrate Christmas on December 25th. There are many Truths you guys really want to know.
Actually, No one knows the Genuine Date of Birth(DOB) of Jesus! Nor the date is given in the Bible. So, why do we celebrate Christmas on 25th december.? Why only 25th December was chosen? Early Christians had numerous arguments as to when it should be celebrated. December 25th was the first recognized as the date of Jesus Birth in 221 than become the universal accepted date of birth of Jesus.
First-time Christmas was celebrated on 25th December in 336 in Rome, during the time of the Roman Emperor. He was the first Christian Roman but it was not an official Roman Festival at this time.
The Christian’s other story also said that the day when Mary was told that she would have a very special baby, Jesus (called the Annunciation) was on March 25th – & it is still celebrated today on the 25th March. Exactly after the 25th of March is the 25th of December! The date March 25th was chosen because some people had calculated that was the day on which Jesus died. Some peoples also think that because of winter Solstice the date 25 December was chosen. The ancient pagan Roman mid-winter festival called Saturnalia – so it was time when people literally celebrated things. Jesus was the jew, this is one more major reason that helped the church for choosing 25 December as a Christmas.
Christmas also had been celebrated by the early church on the 6th of January, when they used to celebrate Epiphany(the Feast of The 3 Kings) which indicates revelation that Jesus was the son of God. After that people wanted a separate day to celebrate Jesus’ birth.
According to Julian Calendar
Many Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas day on the 7th of January to remember the BIrth of God’s Son Jesus. In some parts of the UK(United Kingdom) The Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates the birth of the feast and Birth of Jesus Christ on the 6th of January. Until the 5th century, all the churches celebrated Jesus BIrth on January 6. Later on, some churches began to celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December.
According to Roman Calendar
You might be waiting for this answer because the Romans are very much different from other peoples. Actually, Celebration of Christmas in the very large area of England by introducing Christianity in the 6th century. According to the Rome Calendar in western countries, Christmas celebrates on the 25th of December. Then Britain peoples and western European peoples took the 25th of December as a Christmas all over the world. Now Everyone Celebrates Christmas on 25th December.
Who is Santa Claus?
Santa Claus’s real name is Saint Nicholas also known as Father of Christmas, you can also find some more names of Santa Claus like Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, or only Santa. Saint Nicholas was a Godly man who was known for his charity. According to the best research, St. Nicholas was born around AD 280 in Patara, Asia. He was born in the 3rd century to wealthy Christian parents in Patara. Nicholas’s parents had long prayers for a child. They were Devoted Believers. Then he finally born and they devoted him to God. As he was the only child he got raised with special affection and attention. Nowadays He is very famous in children’s they are literally waiting for Santa Claus and the present which they wished for.