“The Christian faith can never be separated from the soil of sacred events, from the choice made by God, who wanted to speak to us, to become man, to die and rise again, in a particular place and at a particular time.” – Pope Benedict XVI
The birth of Jesus Christ is commemorated as Christmas. Jesus Christ is the founder of the Christianity. Christmas is a major Christian Festival. Christmas is a big festival celebrated by many people across the world on 25 December. Christmas is also known as Noël, Nativity, Xmas and Yule. All the governmental organizations such as schools, colleges, universities, offices, etc and non-governmental organizations are closed at this day. People decorate their houses with stars, lights and Christmas trees. And also exchange gifts and share happiness with each other.
Top 7 Surprising Facts About Christmas :
4. In early the traditional Christmas dinner in England was the pigs head prepared with mustard.
5. In 1835 Alabama was the first state to declare Christmas an official holiday. From June, 26, 1870 Christmas became a national holiday in America.
6. Franklin Pierce was the firstUnited State president who introduce an official White House Christmas tree . But Teddy Roosevelt banned Christmas trees from the White House during his presidency.
7. In 1882 Christmas lights were invented by Edward Johnson and in 1895 Electric Christmas tree lights were first used by an American, Ralph E Morris.