Christmas! (homework)

Hello everyone! In this blog I will be covering as much as I can about Christmas. I do not celebrate Christmas so I will probably be learning a lot about it. Also, if you are reading my new story, The Adventures Of Samantha Edwards, chapter 3 will be coming soon. Anyways, let’s get started!

                    Christmas

Christmas is a holiday/festival that is celebrated by Christians. It is celebrating the birth of Jesus. It is commemorated every December 25th, and December 24th is Christmas Eve. Also, December 26th is Boxing day. So you have a good 3 days straight of celebrations. Anyways, Christmas is celebrated by BILLIONS of people all around the world! Did you know, in some countries Christmas Eve is celebrated more than Christmas? I didn’t.

As you all may know, a certain jolly man comes around at this time of year. That’s Santa! Santa is known by many different names, as he goes all around the world. In the UK Santa is known as Father Christmas, in the US he is known as Santa Claus; in France he is known as Pere Noel; in Hawaii he is known as Kanakaloka, and in Brazil he is known as Papai Noel. Santa also eats different things in different countries. In the US he eats cookies and milk, but in the UK he has Mince Pies. In Sweden he will eat some rice pudding with cinnamon sugar, that’s why he is so big and jolly. Santa has 8 reighndeers that help him ride his sleigh. They are: Dasher, Dancer, Comit, Prancer, Vixen, Dunder, brixen and last of all Rudolf and his shiny red nose. Did you know that a long time ago, Santa wore a green and white outfit, but I’m glad he changed it to red and white, or he would’ve just looked like a very tall elf.

Although we do not know the real date Jesus was born, Christians still celebrate it every December 25th. By the early fourth Century, the Western Christian Church had started Christmas on December 25th, and I think that’s why everyone celebrates Christmas every December 25th, but why we celebrate it on this day is unknown. December 25th was also the date that the Romans marked as the winter solstice, which is the the shortest and darkest day of the year, and the first day in which the days would begin to get smaller and the Sun would have a smaller presence in the sky. Jesus was identified with the Sun based on an old Testament verse(Testament is French for will).

That’s all I have for you, I hope you all have a lovely Christmas, and I will see you all next time, BYE!

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