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There’s a Lot Of History Associated with Christmas Time

by Jaizon Jenkins

In December, there’s supposedly a celebration from Christmas day to January 5th; it’s a festive Christian season celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, where they celebrate something every day. [1] All my life I never heard of this kind of celebration. December is becoming my favorite month because of all the celebrations that occur.

On December 25th is the birth of Jesus Christ, I’m pretty sure we all know that though. on December 26th is St. Stephen’s day. He was the first Christian martyr that died for his own faith and it was also the day when the Christmas Carol ‘Good King Wenceslas‘ took place. On December 27th is for St John the apostle one of Jesus’s Disciples and friends. [1]

On December 28th is the feast of the Holy Innocents. On December 29th is St. Thomas Becket, he was Archbishop of Canterbury. On December 30 is St Egin of Worcester. On December is New Year’s Eve and January 1st is New Years of course. [1]

January 2nd is St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, two important 4th century Christians. January 3rd is the feast of the holy name of Jesus. January 4th is St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American saint, who lived in the 18th and 19th centuries. Last but not least is January 5th that is known for the holiday of Epiphany Eve St. John Neumann who was the first Bishop in American.

According to people they sometimes celebrate on all the days. Freshman Ananiah Bynd said, “I celebrate it every year. I usually put up the Christmas tree, eat and open presents and watch movies.”

Sophomore Mitchell Heath commented,”I do celebrate on the 12 days of Christmas, every other year I visit my dad, and I celebrate it every year.”

Senior Thomas Ward said,” I don’t celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, I eat a big breakfast with my family and open presents and I celebrate it every year.”

It shows that people just open presents and have a big feast on the 12 days of Christmas.   I still never even knew that this was a thing. After witnessing all of this background information no wonder everybody likes Christmas more than any other holidays. I guess there’s so much more to know about the holidays.

 

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[1] http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/2008/august/real-twelve-days-of-christmas.html