Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The Meaning of Christmas

With Christmas only nine days away I have decided to do a bit of research into the origin of Christmas. Because with society now days we see Christmas for the adverts and shops trying to promote gifts to consumers. For example Santa used to be dressed in green before Coca-Cola began to advertise there products using him which made his outfit turn red to match the brand. Sometimes I think it's interesting to look at the history of how it came about. So without further a do this is what I have found.

Christmas is a Christian holiday which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. It is has multiple names such as Yule, Nativity, Noel and Xmas. The word originated from the term "Christ's mass" which soon became Christmas during the middle English period. Also the Anglo-Saxons referred to Christmas as midwinter during their time in power. 

The original reason that Christmas remains on the 25th of December is thought to be because it is the date in which Rome celebrated another festivity called Dies Natalis Solis Invicti which means the birthday of the unconquered Sun.

However from this title it does state the meaning of Christmas so I believe that it's only fair for me to put a little bit about what I think the meaning of Christmas should be. For me the meaning of Christmas it to just simply spend time with family and friends and to show them how much you appreciate them. It's a time to come together and in way celebrate each other.

What's the meaning of Christmas to you?

Nikkita x

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