Christmas Facts : Interesting Truths About Christmas in Matter

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Christmas Day is celebrated by millions of Christians around the world, usually on December 25. It is also a popular celebration celebrated by non-Christians.

Christmas Day is an annual celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Although the exact date of Jesus’ birth is unknown, it is estimated that he was between 7 and 2 a. C. The date of December 25 was chosen in the fourth century. The popular customs of celebrating Christmas include gifts, sending Christmas cards, Christmas trees and lights, Christmas carols, a banquet and church celebrations.

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Christmas Facts : Interesting Truths About Christmas in Matter

Interesting Christmas facts:

  • The word Christmas originates from the words The Mass of Christ. In Old English (first recorded in 1038) it was referred to as Cristesmæsse, which literally means ‘Christian Mass’.
  • A common figure known around the world and associated with Christmas is Santa Claus. Other popular Christmas figures include Christkind, Saint Nicholas and Father Christmas.
  • The Anglo-Saxons referred to the party as ‘half winter’ or ‘nativity’.
  • The word Noel entered the English language at the end of 1300. It has its origin in the Latin word ‘natalis’, which means ‘day of birth’.Christmas Facts : Interesting Truths About Christmas in Matter
  • The Christmas decorations that are popular today include Christmas trees, Christmas lights, garlands, garlands, holly, mistletoe and nativity scenes.
  • The Christmas lights were invented in 1882 by Edward Johnson.
  • The first evidence of a Christmas tree comes from a pamphlet dating from 1570.
    For Santa to visit all the houses on Christmas Eve, he should visit 822 homes every second.
  • The tradition of hanging stockings comes from a Dutch custom. They would leave shoes full of food for the donkeys of San Nicolás and San Nicolás would leave them small gifts in return.
  • The nuns of the twelfth century left socks full of nuts, fruits and tangerines at the gates of the poor.
  • This is where the tradition of putting tangerine stockings comes from.
  • The three wise men who visited Mary and Joseph when Jesus was born brought gold, frankincense and myrrh as gifts. Some believe that Jesus was born in a cave and not in a stable.
  • The tradition of the Christmas carol began as an old English custom. Originally it was called wassailing and it was a toast for long life.
  • St. Francis of Assisi began the custom of singing Christmas carols in the church in the thirteenth century.
  • There are approximately 60 million trees grown in Europe each year.
  • The letter X at Christmas is a Greek abbreviation for Christ.Christmas Facts : Interesting Truths About Christmas in Matter
  • In 1950, the world’s largest Christmas tree was placed in a Washington mall. It was 221 feet tall.
  • Jingle Bells was originally written by James Pierpont in 1857, for Thanksgiving no Christmas. It was originally called One Horse Open Sleigh.
  • The traditional Christmas meal in England before the turkey was mustard and pork head.
  • The largest snowman in the world was 113 feet high and was built in Maine.
  • The Christmas wreath is a symbol of Jesus. The red berries symbolize his blood and the holly represents the crown of thorns.
  • In Germany they call Santa Kriss Kringle; in Italy they call him Le Befana; in France they call him Pere Noel.
  • The best-selling Christmas song is White Christmas by Bing Crosby. It has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.
  • Christmas is one of the most profitable times of the year for many companies.

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