Happy Christmas 2021: History, significance, and importance of the day
History and Significance:
Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. Christ is also the second Holy Trinity of Christianity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit). Christ was born in Bethlehem to Joseph and Mary. Though the month and the date of Christ’s birth are unknown because the Gregorian Calendar didn’t exist back then. However, it was in 336 that Emperor Constantine, known as the First Christian Roman emperor, declared December 25 as Christmas. A few years later, Pope Julius, I declared that the day would mark the birth of Christ.
The celebrations start from December 24 (Christmas eve) and continue till December 26 (Boxing Day). It is believed that God had sent his Son to earth to sacrifice himself and salvage all of humanity and absolve them of their sins. Jesus’s crucifixion, therefore, is a symbol of the ultimate sacrifice.
The legend of Santa Claus:
Children are told Santa, or St Nicholas, lives in the North Pole, and on the eve of Christmas distribute gifts to children. Children are encouraged to leave stockings to receive gifts before going to bed.
May all your wishes come true! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!