Christmas gifts

|

It is traditional to offer a Christmas gift for the Christmas holiday, usually to children and the immediate family. These gifts are offered according to tradition, the evening of December 24 and follows the opening of gifts at midnight. This … Read More

Christmas dishes

|

Albania Byrek me kungull dhe arre, a traditional Albanian pumpkin accompanied by walnut tart Traditional Albanian pie, this dish is usually cooked on Christmas Eve, often in Catholic families. The pie is made with wheat flour, pumpkin, nuts, vegetable oil … Read More

The miracles of St. Nicholas

|

It is difficult to find the oldest traces of the cult of St. Nicholas because of the Quarrel of Images which wiped almost all pictorial representations of saints dating from before the eighth century. However, we know that the saint … Read More

Christmas baubles

|

A Christmas bauble is a ball-shaped Christmas decoration, which clings to the branches of the fir trees installed during Christmas. În 1521, the first written mention of a Christmas tree is registered on a municipal register of the city of … Read More

Advent history

|

(Representation of Saint Perpetuus) The celebration of Advent begins in the fifth century, when the Bishop Perpetuus, in an order, decides that starting with the feast of St. Martin, November 11 until Christmas, one fasts three times per week: this … Read More

Nativity of Jesus Christ

|

(The adoration of the shepherdsfrom the Nativity by Georges de La Tour, around 1644) Traditionally, Christmas is the feast of the nativity of Jesus Christ, the Christian feast commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth that, from the Gospels of … Read More

Christmas history

|

The first Christians do not celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ as do Christians today. Theologically, the kingdom of Christ is not of this world, some as Origen (mid-third century) refuse to celebrate the birth as it was and did … Read More

Christmas and society

|

Cultural changes (Christmas tree) With the globalization of cultural exchanges and the secularization of society, the festivities related to Christmas are gradually taking a profane and family character and are becoming increasingly disconnected from religious interpretation. Christmas is still a … Read More

Secular symbols and traditions for Christmas

|

Christmas Eve (Christmas dinner in northern Europe in the early twentieth century in a wealthy family (illustration by Carl Larsson, 1904-1905).) The evening of December 24, which for Catholics is cut by the midnight mass, is in the vast majority … Read More

Advent and Christmas celebrations in Catholic Church

|

(Advent Wreath) Christmas is the second of five cardinal feasts of the Catholic liturgical year. Advent is the liturgical period that encompasses the four Sundays before Christmas. Since the nineteenth century in Northern Europe, most recently in other European countries, … Read More

Origins of Christmas

|

(Illumination, Georgian Bible, nineteenth century) No Christian text does not specify what day of the year was born Jesus Christ. Christmas is not part of the celebrations followed by the early Christians and is not included in the lists published … Read More

Santa Claus

|

Santa Claus is a legendary, archetypal and mythic character, related to Christmas. Although Santa Claus tradition has origins in northern Europe, it is popularized in the United States in the nineteenth century. It is called Father Christmas or Santa Claus … Read More

1 2 3 4