3 FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS
We three kings of orient are… yea you know the song and certainly you know the season. A season of fun, laughter, cheers, business, love, and more. Consciously everyone gets together to celebrate one of the biggest holidays on the Christian calendar. But most importantly, this is the season of giving, sharing, and receiving love. However, here are 3 facts you might not know about Christmas.
THE COLORS- 3 FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS
As most people would love to believe the red and green colors that embody the festive period of a one-day event called Christmas are of a religious origin or signify the blood of Christ and his thorns, reportedly this is not the truth. WAIT WHAT!!! … don’t hold your breath because its origin comes from the ancient Celtics and the winter solstice.
The winter solstice is a celebration of the shortest days and longest nights that fell between the 21st- 22nd of December performed by the ancient Irish Celtic natives. The Celtics believed that evergreen plants brought pleasant happenings and beauty. As a result, they would decorate with red and green plants to usher in the new year. Fast forward to the present day and this tradition somehow found its way into Christmas and became the office of the trees and ornaments placed on them.
Another one, COCA-COLA, yep these guys somehow associated Santa Claus with the same red that the drink has and thus another reason the colors of Christmas officially became red and green. The fun loving-chubby character created by Michigan-born Haddon Sundblom played another big role in the Christmas colors of our present-day life. Tasked with the responsibility of bringing the Christmas character to life as an illustrator, Haddon created a tradition for generations to come.
THE DATE- 3 FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS
While we celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December, historians have said that there were no dates recorded for the birth of Christ. Also, there is the possibility that he might have been born in the springs. The 25th is associated with the pagan festival of Saturnalia which encompasses celebration and gift-giving.
ORIGINS OF CLAUS- 3 FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS
Contrary to the conception of Santa Claus coming from Coca-Cola, the truth is he was a man who lived amongst us. His name was St Nicholas he had no beards or wore red. But he had the habit of giving to the poor and saving women from servitude. Interestingly in Dutch, he was called Sinter Klaas and later became Santa Claus in English.
Now there you have it, 3 facts you might not know about Christmas: share the holidays with family, friends, loved ones, special people, and those who need some love this Christmas.
HO, HO MERRY CHRISTMAS IN ADVANCE
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