Odishatv Bureau

Christmas 2022: The Christmas celebration is beyond snowfall, twinkling lights, and families congregating for a Thanksgiving feast while presenting gifts under the tree. The cheerful festival is the celebration of the Saviour, Jesus Christ, for Christians, and that is what Christmas is truly about.

Christmas traditions are a blend of ancient, Christian, and secular customs, particularly in the West. The word's intriguing etymology for Christmas denotes a Christian mass. It is a condensed version of the Mass of Christ.

Christmas is a season for introspection on the founding principles of the Christian religion. Furthermore, it is a holiday. It is a time when Christians commemorate God's love for humanity through the birth of Jesus, the Christ child. His birth was foreseen in the Bible hundreds of years in advance, fulfilling predictions. Jesus Christ was born to Mary and Joseph in the town of Bethlehem.

To cover the cost of our wrongdoings—sin—Jesus was born so that we remain connected to God. Without Jesus, all of us would perish in our sins. People inherited their sinful nature from Adam and Eve, the first humans that God made. Jesus, who was both entirely God and totally human, entered the world as a baby in order to save us all.

The significance and symbolic meaning of the majority of Christmas customs differ. For instance, we exchange presents because God provided us with the most priceless gift of all—his one and only Son. Three wise men also came to see Jesus and presented him with gifts.

A Visit from St. Nicholas, a poem written in 1822, promoted the custom of giving and receiving presents.

Despite the fact that Christmas is celebrated all across the world on the 25th of December, the exact possible day, month, and year when Christ was actually born remains unknown. Therefore, the church decided to celebrate Christ's birthday on December 25 because it coincided with the solstice on the Roman calendar in the fourth century.

Another important aspect of Christmas are the colours: red, gold, and green, which represent the blood of Christ, one of the gifts from the three kings, and eternal life, respectively.

Celebrate this Jesus Christ's season with utmost genuineness, simplicity, kindness, and honesty!