Religious observances of Christmas center around special worship services, which are characterized by the use of...
Candles are used during vigils to represent Christ which is the light of the world.
In Bethlehem, Midnight Mass is celebrated at the place of Jesus' birth in the ancient...
Bethlehem is where Jesus was born and will forever remain a sacred place to celebrate his birth and sacarifice.
Another popular semi-religious observance is...
Christmas carols are sung both in church and door-to-door in one's neighborhood.
Theologians in 200 AD , in Alexandria, first put this date on Christ's birth.
In the early Church, Christmas was not celebrated as a major feast. The first evidence of the Church attempting to put a date on the day of Christ’s birth comes from 200 AD, when theologians in Alexandria decided it was the 20th of May. By the 380s, the C
Who invented the naitivity scene?
Saint Francis is – the famed saint who had an apparent miraculous control over animals, and who travelled to the Middle East to convert the Muslims – offering to be thrown into the fire. And we have all seen nativity sets – little (or sometimes not so lit
What was the inspiration behind the creation of the candy cane?
In the late 1800s, a candy maker in Indiana wanted to express the meaning of Christmas through a symbol made of candy. He came up with the idea of bending one of his white candy sticks into the shape of a Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols of Chr
What does the symbol of church bells ringing on Christmas represent?
The tradition of ringing church bells on Christmas morning dates back to the medieval times.
Holy berries represent...
Holy represents the crown worn by Lord Jesus Christ, when he was crucified and the red color of the berries represents his blood. Holly berries, the berries traditionally used for decorating Christmas mistletoe and wreath, are actually poisonous. On the o
What is the literal meaning of the word Christmas?
Christmas is intended as a religious celebration of the birth of Jesus.