Essay on Christmas Festivals
Christmas is a festival known to be linked with Christianity, as a religion. It is celebrated each year on 25th December, as a token of love and gratitude for Prophet Jesus Christ. The religious festival is celebrated in almost every country of the world by the Christian community.
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The day is marked with fun, dinner, party, gifts and decorating the houses and the streets. The festival is favourite among children as on that day children receive gifts from Santa Claus. Children also receive gifts from their elders, parents, elder siblings and blood relations. Most of the parents tell their children that Santa Claus will come and give you gifts, so many innocent children put an empty basket outside their room or close to their bedside waiting for a gift from the Santa Claus, but in reality the real Santa Claus are their parents themselves who put gifts in those baskets or containers.
The home is well decorated with balloon, lights and bun ties, but the decoration of Christmas tree is a sight worthwhile. Christians decorate the tree with bells, stars, fruits, flowers and many people also like to have a snowman because it always comes in winter so making of snowman and turning its attire in Santa Claus, is simply a fun activity. The snowman and Santa both come in red hat and white costume.
Why Christmas is celebrated? From where the word ‘Christmas’ comes from? Well, the Christian community celebrated the day in remembrance of birth day of Jesus Christ who, according to them was born on 25th December. The word ‘Christmas’ comes from the ‘Mass of Christ.’ A mass service is what where Christians remember that Jesus Christ died there for them and then the Prophet came back to life.
Special prayers are held in churches in order to pay tribute to Jesus Christ who has sacrificed his life and save the Christian community and nation from their sins. In other words, Jesus Christ had salvaged the entire Christian community from their sins by sacrificing his life for their goodness. Bible is rampant with this story, but Holy Quran of Muslims is narrating the opposite where Jesus was taken up above by the almighty and resurrect Him in the life hereafter.