Christmas 2021: History, Significance & Everything Else You Need To Know About Jesus Christ's birth

Christmas 2021: Here's everything you need to know about the history and significance of this fortunate day commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas 2021 history. significance & other details have been listed below.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Dec 25, 2021 09:55 IST
Christmas 2021: History, Significance & Everything Else You Need To Know About Jesus Christ's birth
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Christmas 2021: As we say farewell to 2021, we also prepare for the holiday season to begin. It also means that we are all looking forward to one of the most joyful times of the year: the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25, also known as Christmas. Christmas is both a religious holiday and a commercial occasion all over the world. People get into the holiday spirit by getting together with family members, visiting friends, and throwing memorable Christmas parties. The festival's celebrations begin on the evening of December 24, known as Christmas Eve.

Christmas 2021 celebration
Christmas 2021 celebration

Christmas 2021 Celebrations: People celebrate Christmas by decking out their homes with bright lights and other festive decorations. A Christmas tree is also brought inside and decorated with ornaments, ribbons, twinkling lights, and other decorations.

Christmas celebration
Christmas celebration

It is a significant day for the Christian community worldwide. Non-Christians, on the other hand, celebrate it with zeal. Christmas 2021 history. significance & other details have been listed below

Christmas 2021 History: Christmas is a relatively new term. It translates as "mass on Christ's day." However, the festival is known by different names in different countries around the world.

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Image Source- HT

Yuletide is the German word for Christmas, Navidad is the Spanish word, Natale is the Italian word, and Noël is the French word.Many centuries ago, in the darkest days of winter, early Europeans celebrated both light and birth. They celebrated the winter solstice, looking forward to longer days and more sunlight.

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The celebration of Christ's birth was strongly opposed in the early centuries of Christianity because he was regarded as a martyr for all people. It was widely held that saints and martyrs should be honoured on the anniversary of their martyrdom. Furthermore, Easter was the most important holiday, not Christmas. Church officials finally decided to make the birth of Jesus a holiday in the fourth century.

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Christmas 2021 Significance: Christmas is very important to the Christian community. They believe that God sent his Son to earth to die as a sacrifice. He came to save humanity and cleanse them of their sins. This is why the crucifixion of Jesus Christ represents the ultimate sacrifice.

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Image Source- The Guardian

In recent times, Christmas has become synonymous with the mythical figure of Santa Claus, the traditional patron of Christmas in the United States and other nations, who brings gifts to children. He is based on the legends of Saint Nicholas, a 4th Century Saint. Santa Claus is said to live in the North Pole with his many helping elves. On Christmas Eve each year, Santa Claus sails his sleigh from the North Pole to deliver gifts to children all across the world. And children get up early in the morning to open their gifts.

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Image Source- Popular Science

On Christmas Eve, people attend midnight mass in churches to celebrate the holiday. On this day, families also prepare a lavish Christmas feast. Carols are also sung at the church. The event commemorates the conclusion of the year and represents everything heartwarming, blessed, and joyful.

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