Christmas is a traditional holiday, which is celebrated on the 25 of December. This holiday unites American and British people, relatives and friends.
Christmas is a time for parties, presents , traditional customs and eating. Christmas Eve is the time when the Christmas tree is usually decorated. The decorations stay on the tree for twelve days (until January 5th , also known as Twelfth Night ).
Children write letters to Santa Claus / Father Christmas and ask him to bring presents;,. Children leave stockings by the fireplace or at the end of their beds so Santa Claus / Father Christmas can fill them with presents.
Santa Claus Santa Claus is an important person on Christmas. Santa climbs down the chimney. He usually put presents in the Christmas stockings.
The Christmas Tree that now spreads its lighted and decorated branches every year in so many different countries came originally from Germany. The first definite mention of it dates only from the early seventeenth century, but it is probable that it existed in some form or another well before that time.
Christmas is a holiday, when all fairy tales come alive. It is time when aunt Happiness and uncle Goodness strolling around, while Dedushka Moroz and Santa Claus give gifts.
Colours of Christmas RED GREEN WHITE
RED Means love and reflects our warmth and love for each other.
GREEN Means hope and the eternal longing for spring and all the promises of the future.
WHITE Means purity and is represented by the crystalline form of water and the snowflake.
Christmas is associated with lots of legends and symbols.
Coffee Pot – symbol of hospitality Baskets – symbol of plentiful good wishes Birds – universal symbol of happiness Cottages – represent heritage and culture of the glassblowers Ear of Corn – reminder of the bounty and blessings nature bestows Grapes – symbol of friendship Star – guidance and faith Pinecones – motherhood and fertility Rose – expression of love and affection St. Nicholas – kind and generous man
Christmas in America
Christmas in Egypt
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