Christmas during the Renaissance
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Before the Christianization of the West, Christmas was called Dies Natalis Solis Invicti and corresponded to the birth day of Sol Invictus. The date of 25 December has been set as the great feast of the undefeated Sun (Sol Invictus) … Read More

Christmas Advent Liturgy – Meaning and Ceremonial
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(Incense during vespers of Advent.) The time of Advent celebrates the triple coming of Christ; His birth in Bethlehem two thousand years ago, his coming into the heart of men of all times, and his glorious return at the end … Read More

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

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

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

Celebration of Christmas
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Christmas is celebrated during the night of December 24 to 25 and December 25 all day. As a Christian festival, it commemorates every year the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Originally, it was at that date that pagan festivities marked … Read More

Poetry
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Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is traditionally a written art type (even though there’s also an ancient and contemporary poetry which relies primarily upon oral or pictorial representations) in which human language is utilized for its aesthetic … Read More

Cats
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Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felis Species: F. silvestris Subspecies: F. s. catus Trinomial name: Felis silvestris catus (Linnaeus, 1758) The cat, also known as the domestic cat or home cat, is … Read More

Lottery jackpot records
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Lottery jackpot records are a matter of some interest to both participants and observers of this form of gambling.It is often said that the annual Christmas lottery in Spain, dubbed El Gordo (The Fat One), is the largest in the … Read More

Holiday greetings
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Nollaig Shona Duit – Ireland, Gaeilge .. Irish national language greeting for “Happy Christmas” Happy Holidays – Canada, United States Buone Feste – Italian Felices Fiestas – Spanish Season’s Greetings – (For upcoming winter holidays) Happy Halloween – Canada, United … Read More