The symbol of Christmas in Vietnam

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You may not know the very simple things!

There are many symbols associated with Christmas, but you may not understand the meaning of each symbol. Check out the meaning of these icons to see if there is something interesting there.

Come to Vietnam have you ever wondered why people hang tinsel on Christmas trees? Or how candy canes became synonymous with the winter holiday? While some holiday decorations may seem arbitrary, many traditional decorations do have a special meaning.

Santa Claus: Santa Claus is really St. Nicholas who was very generous with the poor. St. Nicholas was particularly honored for his love of children and generosity.

The Fir Tree: Evergreen is the second color of Christmas and shows everlasting light and life. Romans decorated their houses with evergreen branches during the New Year, and the tree symbolized life during the winter. There is also a legend that when Christ was born in the dead of winter, all the trees around the world shook off the snow to reveal new shoots of green.

The Star: The Christmas star symbolizes the star of Bethlehem which guided the three kings to the baby Jesus. According to the New Testament, Melchior, Balthazar, and Gaspar brought gifts of gold, incense, and myrrh to the newborn. A star is also the heavenly sign of prophecy fulfilled long ago and the shining hope of humanity.

The Color Red: The first color of Christmas, symbolizing that Savior's sacrifice for all and represents the blood of Jesus when he died on the cross. It's reflected in the color of Holly berries.

The Candle: A mirror of starlight, reflecting our thanks for the star of Bethlehem.
The Gift Bow: Ribbon is tied to represent how we should all be tied together in bonds of goodwill.

The Candy Cane: This treat represents the shape of a shepherd's crook. It reminds us that Jesus, the Good Shepherd, was born on Christmas and used the crook the bring the lost lambs back to the fold. The red stripe represents Christ's sacrifice and the white stands for his purity.

The Bell: Bells are rung during Christmas to proclaim the arrival of the season, and they announce the birth of Christ.

The Wreath: A circular, never-ending symbol of eternal love and rebirth. Holly also stands for immortality and cedar for strength. Today the wreath symbolizes generosity, giving and gathering of family.

Mistletoe: Mistletoe has no roots of its own. It lives off the tree that it is attached to,
and without it, the mistletoe would die. The plant is a symbol of man's love which is derived from God.

Giving gifts: The wise men who brought their gifts to honor the birth of Jesus inspired the concept of giving gifts during the holiday. God also gives us the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit to follow his direction: wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, piety, fortitude, and fear of the Lord.

Come to Vietnam this holiday season, in addition to the attractive destinations you will enjoy a warm and bustling noel season, from all the roads, every tourist destinations has activities warm welcome. A new experience for a happy Christmas in Vietnam!

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