Christmas which is one of the popular festivals in the world is dedicated to the birth of Jesus Christ. The festival is celebrated on 25 December every year. Christmas Day is also the start of the Christian liturgical year, which initiates the 12 days of Christmastide and the same goes on to until January 5. The word ‘Christmas’ is derived from the old word ‘Cristes Maesse’, which means the Mass of Christ. D Although the month and date of Jesus’ birth are not known but 25 December was adopted as the date of Jesus’ birth by the early to mid-fourth century. The celebrations and customs of the festive season vary from nation to nation. During the festival, people decorate their houses, prepare Christmas dinner, go to midnight mass and decorate the tree among others. Other famous customs are carolling, giving gifts and greetings to each other.
Figures like Santa Claus, Father Christmas, and Saint Nicholas got associated with the festival and are considered to bring gifts for kids. People share messages and quotes through SMS, Whatsapp and Facebook and that’s why we have listed out some of the best and special Christmas quotes of 2017. Check out right here:
Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.- Helen Steiner Rice
We send out Christmas greetings to friends and family near and far, we put up the tree in hopes Santa will arrive, but most of all we take the time to thank God for His Son- Kate Summers
Christmas is for everyone, adults and children alike. Allow this season fill your heart, and let go of the things you dislike- Julie Hebert
I bring you the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for everyone! The Savior-yes the Messiah, the Lord – has been born tonight in Bethlehem! – Luke 2:10 -11
Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever. –Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway
Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. – Mary Ellen Chasea
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
― Norman Vincent Peale
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
― Hamilton Wright Mabie
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?― Bob Hope
Christmas is a huge festival of joy and love and celebrated by many. Many people start preparations at least a month before and markets get full with gift items, decor items, lights and trees etc. Many offices, educational institutes, government offices and nongovernmental organizations remain closed on this day. The day is also known as Feast day of Christ and is the day of great importance and significance for Christians across all nations. We wish you all Merry Christmas.