Are you sure you know the origin of Christmas?

Since we come to the best time of the year for many people, time for gifts, celebrations, family gatherings, perhaps they have never wondered where this holiday called “Christmas” comes from, and that is why here we will leave you a little of its history.

It is one of the most important holidays in Christianity, along with Easter and Pentecost. This celebration, which commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem, is celebrated on December 25 in the Catholic Church, in the Anglican Church, in some Protestant communities, and in most Orthodox Churches. In some of these traditions also the 24th, Christmas Eve are relevant parts of the Christmas party.

The origins can vary according to the holiday. Although the exact date of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is not recorded in either the Old Testament or the New Testament (Bible), December 25 has been significant in ancient peoples who celebrated during the winter solstice in the hemisphere. North. The adoption of that date was made centuries later, beginning with the testimony of Sixth African July in the year 221 about the date of birth in Judea and the Philonian liturgical calendar of 354 after Christ.

Historical documents indicate that the first Christmas celebrated in Latin America took place on December 25, 1492. The celebration took place in “La Hispaniola,” the island that currently makes up Haiti and the Dominican Republic after Europeans discovered that America existed.

Do you like to celebrate Christmas? Where would you like to celebrate Christmas?


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