The Traditions Of Christmas-www.xinkebiao.com.cn

Holidays Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus for members of the Christian religion. From November onwards, it is impossible to forget that Christmas is .ing. Colored lights decorate many town centers and shops, along with shiny decorations, and artificial snow painted on shop windows. In streets and shops, Christmas real trees or plastic evergreen conifer trees will also be decorated with lights and Christmas ornaments. Shopping centers be.e busier as December approaches and often stay open till late. Shopping center speaker will play Christmas carols systematically – the traditional Christmas Christian songs and groups of people will often sing carols on the streets to raise money for charity. Most places of work will hold a short Christmas party about a week before Christmas. Although traditional Christmas foods may be eaten, drink (and plenty of it) means that little work will be done after the party! By mid-December, most homes will also be decorated with Christmas trees, colored lights and paper or plastic decorations around the rooms. These days, many more people also decorate garden trees or house walls with colored electric lights, a habit which has long been popular in USA. In many countries, most people post Christmas greeting cards to their friends and family, and these cards will be hung on the walls of their homes. The custom of sending Christmas cards started in Britain in 1840 when the first ‘Penny Post’ public postal deliveries began. As printing methods improved, Christmas cards were produced in large numbers from about 1860. They became even more popular in Britain when a card could be posted in an unsealed envelope for one half-penny – half the price of an ordinary letter. In UK this year, the British Post Office expects to handle over 100 million cards EACH DAY, in the three weeks before Christmas. Traditionally, Christmas cards showed religious pictures – Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, or other parts of the Christmas story. Today, pictures are often jokes, winter pictures, Father Christmas, or romantic scenes of life in past times. The traditions of the Christmas are very important and interesting for the Christians. Of course, they will pass these traditions from generations to generations. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: