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A Peaceful Christmas A happy & Prosperous New Year!

  • Author:Jack Zou
  • Source:www.diecastingpartsupplier.com
  • Release on:2014-12-25
Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual
festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,observed most commonly on December 25 as a
religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.A feast central to
the Christian liturgical year, it is prepared for by the season of Advent or Nativity Fast and is
prolonged by the season of Christmastide and the Octave of Christmas. Christmas Day is a public
holiday in many of the world's nations,is celebrated culturally by a large number of non-
Christian people,and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.

The celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pre-
Christian, Christian, and secular themes and origins.Popular modern customs of the holiday
include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and
caroling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church services, a special meal, and the display of
various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes,
garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often
interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christkind,
are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own
body of traditions and lore.Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival
involve heightened economic activity, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales
period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of Christmas is a factor that has grown
steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world.