The history of Christmas

 

The origin of Christmas started on December 25 as the birth date of Jesus Christ , the date itself and several of the customs we’ve come to associate with Christmas actually evolved from pagan traditions celebrating the winter holiday.

“In ancient Rome there was a feast called Saturnalia that celebrated the solstice. What is the solstice? It’s the day that the sun starts coming back, the days start getting longer. And most of the traditions that we have that relate to Christmas relate to the solstice,  which was celebrated in ancient Rome on December 25. So when Christianity became the official religion in a sense, in Rome, they were able to fix this date. … There’s a little discrepancy about it but there’s no question that the fact that it was celebrated in Rome as an important day with gift giving, candle lighting, and singing and decorating houses really cemented Christmas as December 25.”

But at the end of the day Christmas is a time of year when people get together and celebrate. Whether religious or not, Christmas encourages people to get together with family and friends. It is both a secular and religious holiday.

 

    How do the people celebrate Christmas in the modern day

 

 

 

 

In the Modern day many people celebrate Christmas by giving presents (gifts) to their friends, family members or coworkers. Some families and offices might have a special kind of gift exchange. Since it’s expensive to buy a present for all of your friends or coworkers, many groups do a gift exchange called a secret Santa, or a similar game called white elephant

What’s the secret to a great Christmas gift swap? First and foremost, it’s about getting a fun group of people together. But another key is making sure all of those fun people understand what to do.

“Secret Santa is one of the most well-known types of gift exchange, but not everyone knows it in the same way. In fact, not everyone even agrees on the terminology. Some people refer to it as Kris Kringle, while others consider it Secret Santa .”

Having said that, the standard rules of Secret Santa distinguish it from a White Elephant gift exchange in a couple of important ways. For one thing, participants buy a gift for a specific person, rather than for a random recipient. Also, for better or worse, there’s none of the stealing typical of holiday gift exchanges. Because it’s so simple to play, Secret Santa can be a good alternative to White Elephant.

 

Gift Idea for teens

 

“Buying gifts for teens can be a hard task, and we hear from parents that it’s especially hard to buy for teen boys,” so here we have gift ideas for your kids.

  • shoes
  • clothing
  • hygiene products
  • video games
  • money
  • school items
  • Books
  • sport equipment
  • Poster
  • Alexa/echo
  • phone
  • LED lights and more.