25th December, 2022

Let's find out how Christmas is celebrated in United States!!

Posted on : 10th November, 2017
Like Diwali for the people of India, Christmas hold a great significance for the people of United States. And, this piece of information, we must not forget to explore!! Christmas day is US is celebrated on 25th of December every year and it celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ much like in other parts of the world.

Here, the celebration is accompanies with the celebration of the pre winter hues. People on this day get into the celebratory mode much before it actually arrives. Christmas trees are erected in houses and offices, decorations start in full swing be it the street or the home, people exchange gifts with friends and family and they exchange gifts with each other.

How it is celebrated?

People in United States celebrate Christmas in a number of ways and start with the preparations much before the day arrives. Weeks before, they start with decorating their homes with bright lights, Christmas trees and other decoration items available for Christmas day. Also, it is common that, people organize for gigantic meals with their friends and family. Various delicious dishes are prepared for the Christmas meal.

Children receive a plenty of gifts from family members and from Santa Clause. As a result, in United States, the day has become a commercialized celebration, as families incessantly spend for buying winning gifts for the children of the family and also other members of family.

Churches and schools organize for events wherein, the neighbourhood is decorated with a lot of gusto and enthusiasm. Also, most of the malls start erecting Christmas trees and organizing dance and other competitions. A great many of Christmas songs and plays are the special attractions of the occasion. And, the great thing is that, a lot of charitable organizations and individuals organize for a meal session for the children.

The Special Celebration

The country celebrates the day retaining the original meaning of Christmas which goes to the service of people. It celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ! Many of the traditions adopted by United States have come from the pre-Christian winter celebrations. Some of these special and significant ways of celebration includes the decorations made with evergreen plants and with candles.

During the time of Romans this festival of winter was celebrated when people used to organise get together with family and friends. It used to be a relaxing time for the Romanians. Also, people exchanged gifts with each other and presented gifts like dolls to children. And, this festival was celebrated with the coming of the winter solstice and was celebrated on 25th December. And, the Christmas day celebration in United States has a great influence from this festival which was celebrated during the times of Romans.

Even, the Bible does not have a mention of the date for the birth of Christ and so, 25th December got an association with the Christmas. It is estimated that, the winter solstice probably has been celebrated hundred years after the birth of Jesus. During some early years of Christianity, the celebration of 25th December was not meant to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The idea emerged only in the early middle ages in the European countries.

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