The Worlds Most Famous Holiday; Christmas.


A red christmas taken in Othello, Washington by Rae Rigtrup

Hailey Carlton, Journalist

Any source that you look at will tell you that the most known, most famous, and most loved holiday is Christmas. And although Christmas is a while away, why not learn more about the orgins of the worlds favorite holiday. Christmas is a worldwide religious and cultural celebration that is observed on December 25 every year. It commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ and is a time for loved ones to gather together with their family to celebrate. The celebration is often marked by giving gifts, decorating, and feasting. Christmas has its roots in ancient pagan winter solstice festivals, but it wasn’t until the fourth century that it was recognized as a significant Christian event. Today, Christmas is observed by both religious and nonreligious groups worldwide. The festival is frequently observed by gift-exchanges, which are generally made under a festive tree. There are additional customary dishes linked with the event in several nations, like roasted Goose, ham, or a turkey. Christmas is a season of reflection and religious practice for Christians. Christmas is a significant day in the Christian liturgical calendar, and many churches offer special services on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Yet, the holiday has also evolved into a secular celebration in many cultures, as secular customs like Santa Claus and Christmas cards gain popularity. Christmas is, in general, a season of joy, love, and community. No matter why you celebrate the holiday—religious or cultural—it is an opportunity to show gratitude for the people in your life and the blessings you have experienced all year.