Christmas is a religious holiday. On December 25 every year, people get together and have a feast together.
In the 19th century, the popularity of Christmas cards and the emergence of Santa Claus made Christmas gradually popular. After the Christmas celebration custom became popular in northern Europe, the Christmas decorations combined with the winter in the northern hemisphere also appeared. Christmas is a traditional western festival. From the beginning of the 19th century to the middle of the 19th century, the whole Europe and America began to celebrate Christmas. And derived the corresponding Christmas culture.
Christmas spread to Asia in the middle of the 19th century. Japan, South Korea and China were all affected by Christmas culture.
At Christmas, people will have many decorations. For example, Christmas stockings were a pair of large red stockings in any size. Because Christmas socks are used to hold gifts, they are children’s favorite things. At night, they will hang their socks beside the bed and wait for the next morning to receive gifts;
Christmas hat is a red hat. It is said that in addition to sleeping soundly and warm at night, you will find some gifts from your beloved in the hat the next day;
Christmas tree, usually people bring an evergreen plant (such as pine) into the house or put it outdoors before and after Christmas, decorate it with Christmas lights and colorful ornaments, and place an angel or star on the top of the tree. The Christmas tree originated in Germany;
Christmas ring, an ornament hung at the door of the home during Christmas in western countries, usually uses green branches and leaves or vines (pine wool, pine needles, etc.), silver metal and gold bells with red ribbons to form the main color, and green, white, yellow and red represent joy. The words MERRY CHRISTMAS or X’mas are also written on it. The Christmas ring first appeared in Finland.
The most classic of Christmas refers to Santa Claus, whose prototype is Saint Nicholas, the bishop who lived in Myra (today’s Turkey) in the 4th century AD. He has done a lot of charity work in his life and likes to help the poor secretly. Santa Claus is his nickname, which comes from the story that he secretly gave money to help three girls.
Nicholas was venerated as a saint after his death. The image of Santa Claus is a white bearded old man wearing a red robe and a red hat. Every Christmas he drives a sleigh pulled by deer from the north, enters each house from the chimney, and puts Christmas gifts in socks to hang on the children’s bedside or in front of the stove.
Christmas in China
Christmas usually begins on the “Christmas Eve” on December 24. If foreigners see the Chinese behavior at this time, they will be very confused. On Christmas Eve, a gift called “Ping’an Fruit” is quietly passed on in people’s hands, implying that people will enjoy peace and happiness after eating Ping’an Fruit. However, it is not a foreign custom to send or eat ” Ping’an Fruit” on Christmas Eve, which is only available in China.
Chinese people have their own way of entertainment for Christmas, just like Valentine’s Day in the West. Most people go out to party with friends, watch movies, sing songs or go shopping.
Young couples have always regarded it as a romantic day. They will go out for dates, vacations, ski resorts or amusement parks together.
When Christmas comes, people will send blessings to their relatives and friends by sending postcards, WeChat, QQ, SMS, emails, red envelopes, etc. One by one, delicate, illustrated, beaming e-cards will also send people a lot of warmth and feelings in the winter.
On the arrival of Christmas, our company wishes everyone a happy Christmas and the happiness of their families.