Origin, Meaning of Merry Christmas Festival in The World

Nga Do
Interestingly, the 'Christ-Mass' service was the only one that was allowed to take place after sunset and before sunrise the next day, so people had it at Midnight!

Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,  observed most commonly 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 prepared for 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; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an Octave.


The early Christian church period (the first century AD) was celebrated with the Haj linh. However, since 200, Clement of Alexandria (150-215) has spoken of a very special celebration celebrated on May 20. The Latin Church celebrates the feast on December 25.

According to another source, early Christian believers did not celebrate their birthdays, because they thought celebrating a birthday was the practice of idolatry. Because of this, they did not celebrate the birth of Jesus during the first three centuries. By the 4th century, new Christians began to celebrate Jesus' Christmas celebration once a year, but were afraid of being discovered and persecuted by the Roman authorities because Christianity was not there yet. Recognized as a legitimate religion.

The Romans, celebrating the Feast of The SolInvictus every year, bring light to the world on Dec. 25. Christians took this opportunity to celebrate Jesus' Day. Christmas brings light and life to humanity (John 8:12) on the same day as the Roman "sun god". As a result, the authorities did not find out about the Christian celebrations celebrating Jesus' Christmas.

By the year 312, Roman emperor Constantine cast polytheism and according to Christian. He canceled the celebration of the "Sun God" and instead celebrated the birthday of Jesus. By 354, Pope Liberius announced December 25 as the official day to celebrate Jesus' Christmas.

For many centuries, Christian writers accepted Christmas as the day Jesus was born. However, by the beginning of the 18th century, scholars began to propose a different interpretation. Isaac Newton thinks that Christmas Day was chosen to correspond to the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, each marked as December 25.

In 1743, the German Paul Ernst Jablonski argued that Christmas was determined on December 25 to match the date of Sol Invictus in ancient Roman religion. In addition to Christianity, many other cultures and religions also celebrate the holiday of late December.


Perhaps, most people know about the meaning of Christmas Christianity. However, Noel is also a family holiday, a special occasion for all generations in the family gather together. On this occasion, the members will create memories, express and maintain affection for each other.

Noel can also be considered a children's ceremony. Christmas Eve is a wonderful night where every child's wishes will come true. In addition, Christmas carries the message of peace, people share with the lonely, old, sick or abandoned.

Each country has a different form of Christmas greetings. and Vietnam, too, Everyone is very eager to prepare early to have a special, attractive Christmas season. Let's go with your relatives have a warm Christmas in Vietnam.

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