10 Interesting Facts About Christmas
Christmas on December 25, holds a very special meaning for Christians across the world as they rejoice the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a time for joy, togetherness and sharing. We’ve put together some interesting facts about Christmas that you might want to know…
1. Christmas trees are also known as the Yule-tree.
2. Christmas trees are evergreen trees, usually either a fir tree, pine tree or spruce tree.
3. It is believed that decorating Christmas trees originated in 16th century Germany when Christians would bring decorated trees into their homes.
4. Did you ever wonder where X-Mas came from? X means Christ in Greek so to shorten the word Christmas we sometimes used as X-Mas.
5. Christmas trees were first decorated with foods such as apples, nuts and dates.
6. The traditional three colors of Christmas are green, red, and gold. Green has long been a symbol of life and rebirth; red symbolizes the blood of Christ, and gold represents light as well as wealth and royalty.
7. Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold
8. Santa Claus is based on a real person, St. Nikolas of Myra (also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker, Bishop Saint Nicholas of Smyrna, and Nikolaos of Bari), who lived during the fourth century. Born in Patara (in modern-day Turkey), he is the world’s most popular non-Biblical saint, and artists have portrayed him more often than any other saint except Mary.
9. The song Jingle Bells was written by James Pierpont in 1857. It was originally called “One Horse Open Sleigh” and was made for Thanksgiving.
10. The tallest Christmas tree ever displayed was in Seattle Washington in 1950. The Christmas tree was 221 feet tall!
May you find your life partner this holiday season. Wish you and your Family a Merry Christmas