Christmas Day History
The celebration of the holiday of Christmas is not a biblical concept. Nowhere in the Bible are we given a date for Christ's birth and nowhere in Scripture is there an account that there was ever a commemoration of the occasion of Christ's birth. Christmas is a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural.
What is the Christmas Day history?
Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive.
In which county Christmas Day celebrated first?
December 25 Christmas Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1870. The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine he was the first Christian Roman Emperor
Why do we celebrate Christmas Day on 25th December?
No one knows the real birthday of Jesus! No date is given in the Bible, so why do we celebrate it on the 25th December? The early Christians certainly had many arguments as to when it should be celebrated! Also, the birth of Jesus probably didn't happen in the year 1. According to Pope Julius- I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on the 25th December. So Christmas is celebrated on 25th December.
Christmas Day history facts
- Each year, 30-35 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States alone. There are 21,000 Christmas tree growers in the United States, and trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold.
- In the Middle Ages, Christmas celebrations were rowdy and raucous a lot like today’s Mardi Gras parties.
- From 1659 to 1681, the celebration of Christmas was outlawed in Boston, and law-breakers were fined five shillings.
- Christmas Day was declared a federal holiday in the United States on June 26, 1870.
- The first eggnog made in the United States was consumed in Captain John Smith’s 1607 Jamestown settlement.
- Poinsettia plants are named after Joel R. Poinsett, an American minister to Mexico, who brought the red-and-green plant from Mexico to America in 1828.
- The Salvation Army has been sending Santa Claus-clad donation collectors into the streets since the 1890s.
- Construction workers started the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree tradition in 1931.