Christmas baubles
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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
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(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
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(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
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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
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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
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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
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(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
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(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

Osterbrunnen
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German tradition of the Fichtelgebirge region (the decorating of fountains for Easter with lily stylized flowers and painted eggs) dates back to the Huguenot settlement (reference article in the local press Frankenpost dating Easter 2007). However the origin of this … Read More

Easter Bunny
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Easter Bunny is an imaginary creature who, according to tradition, distributes, on the eve of Easter morning, a major celebration of Christianity, the colored or chocolate “Easter eggs”. This messenger is represented by a rabbit in the English-speaking regions, but … Read More

Games and traditions with Easter eggs
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Egg hunting The “egg hunt” is an old tradition. In Alsace, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, in most Länder, Easter eggs are brought by the Easter bunny (Osterhase). In fact, the rabbit, very prolific in the spring, is probably a symbol … Read More

History of Easter eggs
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The red eggs (Easter eggs from Belarus, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Belarusian_Easter_Eggs.jpg) The custom of the Easter egg was found among Coptic Christians from the late fifth century, it is perhaps in memory of ardent eggs (ova ignita) with which the martyrs were tortured … Read More

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