An important Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus. Also known as Jesus Christmas, the main Nativity festival, the Catholic Church also called Jesus Christmas. The date of Jesus' birth is not recorded in the Bible. In 336 AD, the Roman Church began to celebrate the festival on December 25. December 25 was the birthday of the sun God stipulated by the Roman Empire. Some believe that Christmas was chosen because Christians believe that Jesus is the righteous and eternal sun. After the middle of the 5th century, Christmas became a tradition of the church as an important festival, and gradually spread among Eastern and Western churches. Due to the different calendar and other reasons, the denomination will hold the celebration of the specific date and the form of the event is different. Christmas customs spread to Asia mainly in the middle of the 19th century, Japan, South Korea and so on are affected by the Christmas culture. Now in the West at Christmas often give gifts to each other, hold a joyous party, and to Santa Claus, Christmas tree and so on to add festive atmosphere, has become a common custom. Christmas has also become a public holiday in the Western world and many other parts of the world.
Christmas cards are very popular as Christmas gifts in the United States and Europe. Many families bring annual family photos or family news with the cards. The news usually includes the advantages and talents of family members in the past year. Sending Christmas cards on Christmas Day, in addition to the joy of celebrating Christmas, is to bless relatives and friends, in order to form the feeling of missing. Especially in the loneliness of relatives and friends, but also kind care and comfort.
Christmas decorations include: Christmas socks, which used to be a pair of big red socks, regardless of size. Because Christmas stockings are to be used to pack gifts, so it is the children's favorite thing, at night they will hang their socks on the bed, waiting for the next morning; Christmas hat, is a red hat, said to wear at night to sleep in addition to sleep and a little warm, the next day will be found in the hat a little more beloved gift; Christmas tree, usually before and after Christmas people put an evergreen plant (such as pine) into the house or put it outdoors, decorated with Christmas lights and colorful ornaments, and put an angel or star on the top of the tree, Christmas tree originated in Germany; CHRISTMAS ring, Western countries during the Christmas period hanging on the door used decorations, usually with green branches and leaves or rattan (pine hair, pine needles, etc.) and silver metal and gold bells with red ribbon composed of the main color, with green, white, yellow, red four colors on behalf of joy, also written with MERRY CHRISTMAS or simply X'mas words, Christmas rings first appeared in Finland.
Christmas meals include Turkey, tree trunk cake, almond pudding, gingerbread, seafood, glogi wine, beach feast, hominy, etc.
The Christmas figure mainly refers to Santa Claus, whose prototype is living in the AD. Santa Claus is his later nickname, this name is from his secret send money to help three girls. Nicholas was posthumously canonized. The image of Santa Claus is an old man with a white beard and a red hat. Every Christmas he came from the north on a sleigh pulled by a deer, entered the house by the chimney, and hung the Christmas presents in stockings on the children's beds or in front of the fire.