History Of X-mas Protestants condemned Christmas celebration. 1647th the English Puritans banned Christmas in England, a decade after the ban was lifted, but many are still opposed to his celebration. At the same time in America kolonijaliziranoj extended celebration of Christmas. In the 19th century British revived the feast, and it has contributed and published book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Also appeared in America where the Europeans settled in the continental spread the Christmas tradition, especially Germany.
Decoration Christmas trees are decorated with candles, ornaments, beads and sweets. The so-called popular. lamps, small colored lights operated by electricity. At the top of the Christmas tree, mostly fir, and sometimes pine or spruce, there is a comet or an angel. At first the tree decorating with natural decorations - mostly fruit and hand made decorations. After the tree decorating various decorations, such as precious silver threads, symbols of prestige, which were later replaced by cheaper metal. The most popular are the balls that come in all colors and different decorations.
In addition to the traditional Christmas tree, Christmas symbols and a variety of plants such as poinsettia, mistletoe and holly. It is often the custom of kissing under the mistletoe. They are manufactured with wreaths and Christmas ornaments, made of evergreen plants, with decorations of holly, ribbons, beads or conesChristmas Wreath. In many countries, and front yards and houses are decorated with different lights and figures, and often signs with good wishes, especially in squares and public places.
Santa Claus and other bringers of gifts Christmas has for many centuries been a time for the giving and exchanging of gifts, particularly between friends and family members. A number of figures of both Christian and mythical origin have been associated with Christmas and the seasonal giving of gifts. Among these are Father Christmas, also known as Santa Claus, Père Noël, and the Weihnachtsmann; Saint Nicholas or Sinterklaas; the Christkind; Kris Kringle; Joulupukki; BabboNatale; Saint Basil; and Father Frost.
X-mas today Today, celebrate Christmas, and many non-Christians as a traditional family feast when giving and receiving gifts. With the celebration of Christmas have developed many traditions such as decorating a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve, going to Mass Midnight Mass, singing Christmas songs and gifts. In many countries, Christmas is celebrated in different ways. Just as with Croatia having their customs and traditions, as have other countries. Mention some of the interesting and unusual customs associated with Christmas time.
X-MAS SONGS One of the most popular Christmas songs is Silent Night, StilleNacht in the original, which was set to music by Franz Gruber, a verse written by a priest Josef Mohr. It is also known for the song are bellflower, and Jingle Bells, which is 1857th written by James Pierpont. Another frequently performed the song around the world we want is Merry Christmas (We Wish You a Merry Christmas), an old English song from the 16 century. Croatia is rich musical traditions of Christmas songs and tunes. In fact, it is difficult to count because it is considered that it was the Croatian national musical treasure of the world's richest Christmas songs.
Art OF Christmas Jesus' birth, as well as traditional Christmas symbols were shown in a number of paintings and works of art, statues were made, oslikavane the surface, but a special place in art takes just a musical side. Christmas songs are an indispensable part of Christmas celebrations.
Christmas tree While decorating the Christmas tree is an old custom, in the Croatian lands he was not widespread until the mid-19th century, largely influenced by German traditions, and physical and political contacts. Regardless of which tree decorating was not widespread, homes are still less on Christmas Eve was decorated with flowers and fruits, especially the greens, which are usually done children.
At first, the decorating deciduous trees, evergreen and later, and fruit, mostly apples and prunes, pears and a variety of sweets and decorations made of paper, mostly chains and a variety of threads. Are often beautiful decorations were gold-plated nuts and hazelnuts that are decorated with tree and are often asked by candles, symbols of hope and divinity. After they asked, and bits of cotton, wax or paper that symbolized the snow on the tree and so it was decorated. Wealthy had special figurines and ornaments.