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Christmas

  1. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Christmas day is observed on 25 th December to remember the birth of Lord Jesus, the central figure of Christianity. </li></ul>
  2. 4. Commemorating Jesus’s Birth <ul><li>Jesus Christ was born on 25 th December to Mary and her husband Joseph, at Bethlehem. </li></ul><ul><li>The birth took place in a stable and shepherds of the fields in Bethlehem were told of the birth by an angel. </li></ul>
  3. 6. Decorations <ul><li>  People bring branches from evergreen plants indoors. </li></ul><ul><li>Also Christmas lights and banners are hung around streets, music played from speakers, and Christmas trees placed in homes. </li></ul>
  4. 8. Feast <ul><li>A family feast is a special part of the celebration. </li></ul><ul><li>Beef, ham, chicken, fish, and bread are eaten. </li></ul><ul><li>Desserts such as pudding and pies are prepared. </li></ul><ul><li>The eating of sweets, chocolates, and cakes has become popular. </li></ul>
  5. 9. <ul><li>A Christmas carol is a carol whose lyrics are on the theme of Christmas. </li></ul><ul><li>The first Christmas hymns appeared in fourth century in Rome. </li></ul><ul><li>Today Christmas carols are regularly sung at Christmas. </li></ul>Christmas Carols
  6. 11. Gifts <ul><li>People express their love and friendship through gifts. </li></ul><ul><li>The exchanging of gifts is one of the aspects of the modern Christmas celebration. </li></ul>
  7. 13. Cards <ul><li>Christmas cards are messages of greeting between friends and family during the weeks preceding Christmas Day. </li></ul><ul><li>The first Christmas card was produced by Sir Henry Cole in London in 1843. Nowadays E-cards have also become popular. </li></ul>
  8. 15. Santa Claus <ul><li>The most famous in modern celebration is Santa Claus, a magical gift bringer, dressed in red. The name Santa Claus has come from Saint Nicholas. </li></ul><ul><li>He was Bishop of Myra and was known for the care of children, generosity, and giving of gifts. The modern popular image of Santa Claus was actually created in the United States.   </li></ul>
  9. 17. Universal Brotherhood <ul><li>Christmas is a time when love and generosity are in the air. It is also a time to think of the less privileged and to care for them. </li></ul><ul><li>We rise above our differences and celebrate merrily with all near and dear ones. </li></ul>

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