Amazing Facts About Christmas

Lifestyle

By Ada Kohli
Published Dec 25, 2021

Hindustan Times

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Everyone loves decorating the Christmas tree, listening to Christmas carols and enjoying watching Christmas movies but did you know the story behind Christmas?

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Christmas is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ who was born to Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem, Israel

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It is believed that God sent his Son to earth to sacrifice himself to salvage humanity and absolve them of their sins

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The traditions of the Christmas tree are believed to have originated during the Renaissance in early modern Germany

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It is believed that the first person to add candles to the evergreen Christmas tree was Martin Luther

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Now people often decorate the Christmas tree with fairy lights, bells, candy canes, etc

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The legend of Santa Claus, the big white-bearded man with a potbelly who comes all the way from the North Pole comes from a monk named St Nicholas

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St Nicholas is believed to have been born around 280 AD in a town named Patara in present-day Turkey

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On this day, people not only decorate their homes but also go door to door, caroling in small groups

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Many also attend the midnight mass at churches on Christmas eve

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