Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many countries, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season organized around it.
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Meaning of the Snowman: The white snow represents God’s forgiveness of our sins. The circular snowballs show the everlasting life God promises us. The carrot nose shows us that God has given us the Earth and all living things. The black coal mouth reminds us to give God praise.
What’s the history of Santa Claus and his reindeer?
History of Christmas Reindeer is associated with Santa Claus riding on it from the far-off north to present gifts to children on the Christmas day. Santa has eight reindeers that magically pull his sleigh through the sky.
The reindeer came to symbolize creativity, resourcefulness and knowledge, whilst also representing safe journeying and endurance through travels. The idea that reindeer brought people safely home over a harsh winter landscape is likely to have inspired the popular story of Father Christmas.