American Holidays and Celebrations #16: Christmas Day
Like people from all over the world, Americans celebrate a variety of holidays and celebrations. Watch each video and read along each article to learn about American Holidays and Celebrations.
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Christmas is a joyful holiday that is celebrated by most people in the United States . Even thought it’s origins are Christian it has become a holiday season that is celebrated in various ways by people of many faiths. The Christmas story comes from the Bible . In the story an angle appeared to shepherds and told them that savior had been born to Mary and Mary and Joseph in stable in Bethlehem.
On Christmas Eve , December 24 , many people attend evening church services , often at midnight attention is focused on the nativity science.
The story of the birth of Jesus and on the spirit of Christmas .
Some people visit friends and neighbors on Christmas Day .
Santa Clause origin goes back to Norse and pre Christian mythological characters who were also associated with gift giving . The legend of Saint Nicholas may have developed from stories and real saint Nicholas . A priest who lived in the 300s AD. And reportedly gave money to a poor family while he became a symbol for gift giving among Christmas .
Another important custom of Christmas is to send and receive Christmas cards, that express the sentiment of the season . Today many people choose cards ‘that say simply , Happy Holiday , or Season’s Greeting”, Which are inclusive of all faiths.
Lesson 2.46.4 Year 2
American celebrations and holidays.
”Christmas Day” December 25th.
Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of Jesus. Christmas day is observed around the world. Christians gather on Christmas Eve to celebrate the birth of Jesus This day is a family holiday with presents and special meals and plenty of lights and decorations, including decorating an evergreen tree, and exchanging gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning. The most popular Christmas food is Turkey, cane berry sauce, mashed potatoes, cornbread, and biscuits. On Christmas Eve December 24th Christians attend evening church services often at midnight…read more
Christmas is a most cherished tradition, so the days before Christmas are the busiest times of the year at the airport, train stations, and bus stops with people spend their holidays with their loved ones. Santa clause, a Legendary figure, who is the traditional patron of Christmas in the United State and other countries, brings gifts to children. His popular image is based on traditions associated with Saint, Nicholas, who was much admired for piety and kindness. St, Nicholas became the subject of many legends, it is said that he gave away all of his wealth and travelled the countryside helping the poor and sick people.