It's that time of the year when we celebrate Christmas and the incoming New Year 2016. It is an exciting time for everyone where we are giving and getting Christmas presents to our friends and family and making new years resolutions.
Hi, Have you started putting up your Christmas tree, decorations and lights everywhere? I have done mine already. In fact to be honest I left mine up from last year. I am not sure if any of you did the same. They say it's bad luck to do this but I think I have had my lot of bad luck already.
My new years resolution is to be thankful for what I have got and realise that being rich does not bring happiness. So many stories I listen to especially about A list actors, actresses and singers that die so young due to drugs, drink or depression. It is very easy for any of us to go in that direction. There is a fine line between life and death. It comes so easily even by obesity or anorexia / bulimorexia - a subject I studied to complete my project in my degree in Psychology.
Pagan Roots? 5 Surprising Facts About Christmas
When you gather around the Christmas tree or stuff goodies into a stocking, you're taking part in traditions that stretch back thousands of years — long before Christianity entered the mix.
Pagan, or non-Christian, traditions show up in this beloved winter holiday, a consequence of early church leaders melding Jesus' nativity celebration with pre-existing midwinter festivals. Since then, Christmas traditions have warped over time, arriving at their current state a little more than a century ago.
Read on for some of the surprising origins of Christmas cheer, and find out why Christmas was once banned in New England. The 5 reasons are:
See this link for expansion on the above 5 topics: http://www.livescience.com/25779-christmas-traditions-history-paganism.html
- Early Christians had a soft spot for pagans.
- We all want that warm Christmas glow.
- The Church was slow to embrace Christmas.
- The Puritans hated the holiday.
- Gifts are a new and surprisingly controversial tradition.
Apparently, the season of good cheer did not start out as exclusively a Christian festival. According to Pagans, the early Christian church hijacked December 25 to celebrate the birth of Jesus because they saw that everyone was already having a good time and decided to take advantage of it. See the BBC's link on this:
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