CHRISTMAS: WHY THIS CELEBRATION CONTINUES TO GROW
It seems odd that people of other distinct cultures want to celebrate Christmas. Christmas is a religious celebration and few are changing their beliefs, but somehow the joy and traditions of Christmas are becoming quite popular in countries where Christians are less than 10 percent of the population. Looking deeper it is easy to see what Christmas represents; celebrations of new life, family gatherings, meeting with friends, holy and mystical happenings, Christmas trees and lights, giving special gifts, singing carols, peace, respect, hope, comfort and love.
When you start thinking about the simple message of Jesus in Christmas Carols these are the phrases you will hear: Peace on Earth good will to man – silent night, holy night, all is calm all is bright – Hark the herald Angels sing – through the years we all will be together – bless all the dear children in thy tender care – yuletide carols being sung by a choir – what fun it is to laugh and sing – joyful all ye nations rise. No real exclusions, everything cheerful, content, peaceful and loving. So why not celebrate Christmas, even if you barely understand it. It’s a celebration of universal love and peaceful community’s.
Sharon D Bush
Writer Historian Artisan Sage