Christmas prompt

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I’m doing the same thing as last weeks blog and guess what it is ……. It’s a factual blog and the message is that again google is doing 80% of it and I’m doing 20% of it. So here we go…

 The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (he was the first Christian Roman Emperor). But it was not an official Roman state festival at this time. Christmas, Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus. The English term Christmas (“mass on Christ’s day”) is of fairly recent origin. The earlier term Yule may have derived from the Germanic jōl or the Anglo-Saxon geōl, which referred to the feast of the winter solstice. Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Son of God. The name ‘Christmas‘ comes from the Mass of Christ (or Jesus). A Mass service (which is sometimes called Communion or Eucharist) is where Christians remember that Jesus died for us and then came back to life.

Christmas is a contraction of “Christ’s Mass,” which is derived from the Middle English Cristemasse, which in turn comes from the Old English Cristesmæsse, a phrase first recorded waa-aay back in 1038. Hanging stockings out comes from the Dutch custom of leaving shoes packed with food for St Nicholas’s donkeys. He would leave small gifts in return. The tradition of putting tangerines in stockings comes from 12th-century French nuns who left socks full of fruit, nuts and tangerines at the houses of the poor.Boxing Day gets its name from all the money collected in church alms-boxes for the poor.The first commercial Christmas cards were commissioned by civil servant Sir Henry Cole in London in 1843. Featuring a family drinking wine, one sold for £8,469 in 2014. yay

 

 

That is this the blog and remember I only done 20% of it and google done the rest (80%). byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

One response to “Christmas prompt”

  1. Mrs Addleton says:

    Merry Christmas Poppie,
    Lots of interesting facts in your blog. I am particularly pleased to see reference to the word Yule and the Anglo Saxon celebration of the winter solstice. The winter solstice is on the shortest day. This year, the solstice will be tomorrow (22nd December) and is the best bit of the Christmas holidays for me because it means that our mornings and evenings will start to get brighter.
    In your last sentence, make sure you say ‘I have done’ or ‘I did’ because it’s not grammatically correct to say ‘I done’.
    I am going to google that Christmas card you referred to in your blog – 1843 was in the Victorian times which is a period of history that interests me. Many of our Christmas traditions were initiated by the victorians.
    Meanwhile, I hope you have a wonderful holiday and I look forward to seeing you in January.
    2 house points
    Mrs Addleton

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