Some Less-Known Facts about Christmas and its History

Christmas is a sacred religious occasion as well as a commercial and cultural phenomenon observed worldwide. People celebrate this event across the world with the practices and traditions of both secular and religious nature. According to Christians, this day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of their spiritual leader, Jesus of Nazareth, whose teachings have formed their religion’s basis. Some of the popular customs followed by the people during Christmas include attending church, decorating Christmas trees, exchanging gifts, waiting for the arrival of Santa Claus and sharing of meals with friends and family members. This day has been observed as a federal holiday since 1870 in the US. Continue reading