Christmas Traditions

By: Brandon Zhang

 

Credits: Wix


You enjoy Christmas, right? Well, have you ever wondered why and how Christmas was created? Well, if you have, then You are in luck, because today I am going to tell you all about it.


Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, and we all know what happened on December 25thWe do not. Tradition says that Jesus was born more than 2,000 years ago, but it was not that simple. Some people believe that December 25th was indeed the birth date of Jesus, thanks to the work of a man called Sextus Julius Africanus. Some people believe that the Roman church chose the date they went inside with their celebration.


Now, where did the Christmas tree originate? What was the origin of the Christmas tree? Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. It is a widely held belief that Martin Luther, the 16th-century Protestant reformer, first added lighted candles to a tree.

What does the Christmas tree symbolize? In Christianity, the Christmas tree is the symbolic of birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The tree's branches and shrubs are viewed as an emblem of immortality and are said to symbolize the crown of thorns worn by Christ on the cross.

Where did the Candy originate? It was told that they started in 1670 with a cathedral in Germany. They handed out the first sugar sticks to kids during church. Schilhabs says, “In honor of the occasion, he bent the candies into shepherds' crooks.” Now you know how and why Christmas was created. Thank you for reading this article and I hope you learned more about the history of Christmas.

 

Sources:


Where Did the Candy Cane Originate Source: https://www.history.com


Where Did the Christmas tree Originate: https://www.brittanica.com

The History of Christmas Source: https://www.britannica.com/story/why-is-christmas-in-december


Menu
Menu