WHY CHRISTMAS IS AN OCCASION OF LOVE?
Christmas is an occasion of love and benevolence celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on 25th December every year. As a festival of love and a celebration in the Christian world and for minorities in non-Christian countries.
Also known as Xmas in western culture is known as a festival of love & being with people. On the Christmas occasion, people celebrate in the form of dining together, Xmas parties, Xmas dinners & feeding the needy and the underprivileged.
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MAKING HOLIDAYS ON CHRISTMAS
Making holidays on the occasion of Christmas holds immense value for people in Western countries. The holiday season normally starts 2-3 days before Christmas and ends just after the New Year day. Most people prefer spending their holidays in outbound and faraway locations from home. An occasion observed peacefully to attain the blessings from Almighty.
Some people also like staying at their homes, meeting with their relatives and friends. People love get-to gathers to make these 7 days the most memorable ones in the entire year. Those who enjoy their holidays overseas, love the cold weather and snowy conditions. Hence they prefer dining out and staying at their holiday destinations. They love hoteling and staying at the guesthouses and making the most of the holidays with their families.
TRAVELLING & TOURISM ON THE OCCASION OF CHRISTMAS
Journeys and expeditions take place on the occasion of Christmas all over the globe. According to a survey, it is more than the expected turnover rest of the year. It is a season of great discounts and dinner offers. Therefore, an advantage for the hospitality industry and increases the value of tourism worldwide. Hotels, guesthouses and holiday Inns are all booked well in advance for celebrations, Christmas parties and dinner gatherings.
Many people also love their travelling and road trips on this occasion. As they like staying in hotels, dining and dancing on their favourite tunes.
Hence, a huge boost for the tourism sector, Christmas is a huge value addition for the Star-rated hotel industry. Especially in areas of heavy snow and special winter spots.
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CHRISTMAS-A BLESSING FOR THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY
Christmas is a season of huge travelling and a constant flow of air traffic, especially in Canada, USA & U.K. In terms of business prospects, Christmas is an immense boost and blessing for the airline industries worldwide. On this occasion passengers globally are offered travel plans, discounted fares and profitable packages on their travellings.
THE XMAS TREE- HOW IT ORIGINATED?
The Christmas tree originated from West Germany i.e. now part of United Germany, known today as Germany. The main concept behind this was that of a paradise tree i.e. a fir tree. It was hung with apples that represented the Garden of Eden. It was by the end of the 16th century that Christmas pyramid and the paradise tree had merged. The final result was becoming the Christmas tree i.e. used in modern times.
In the 19th century, England introduced the tree and Prince Albert husband of Queen Victoria had made the tree popular. Gorgeous toys, small gifts, candies, popcorn strings and fancy cakes were used as decorations for the tree. These gifts hung from the branches by ribbons and paper chains. However, it became the fashion symbol by the 19th century & was thus known earlier as the Victorian Tree.
In the 19th & 20th centuries, western missionaries and preachers in China and Japan introduced the tree. Attractive decorations with intricate paper designs were used in China & Japan. The modern sophisticated Xmas tree, the one that looks like it is today is after many transformations. Most symbolically signifies the true importance of bounties, decorations and fruits of the prestigious event.
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THE CHRISTMAS DINNER- A TRADITIONAL FEAST
The traditional Christmas dinner features turkey with stuffing. Also includes mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and vegetables such as carrots, turnip, parsnips, etc. With poultry, roasted beef and ham also in the ingredients. It is one of the most gorgeous looking and full of tasty cuisines. Holds mega significance due to the frequency of the feast. Especially, as part of traditions & culture, the West gives immense importance to the Christmas Dinner.
The Christmas dinner drinks menu includes amaretto fizz, Bellini, cranberry, fresh pear & cinnamon bubbles, easy mulled wine, raspberry champagne cocktail, non-alcoholic mulled wine and red wine. Red wine is one of the most common of the Xmas dinner drinks menu all over the world.
FLYING WITH THE WINGS OF XMAS
Love is truly a bird that needs the wings of Xmas to fly like an eagle. Jesus Christ who was the messiah for mankind and a saviour. Jesus was born of a miracle to mother Mary on 25th December. Hence, the date is observed & celebrated as ‘The Christmas Day’ worldwide in his memory. Someone with supernatural powers and a beautiful mind and known for miracles.
The message he gave to humanity was love and affection and living without fear without any wrongdoing. Christians observed his principles and teachings everywhere in the world.
It’s the responsibility of the people to feed the underprivileged and the needy. In addition to this offering thanksgiving to Almighty for all the provisions. The occasion is not only a symbol of celebrations for the Christian world. But it is also a symbol of love and passion due to the incredible love for Jesus Christ. Being passionate about the teachings of Christ and following the teachings in the best possible ways.
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