25 December is Christmas Day. Also, people across the world observe the day as the birthday of Jesus Christ. However, there is a controversy going on if the day is really Jesus’ birthday! History and story, together, gave birth to the many questions about Jesus Christ and Christmas Day. Let’s try to find out a few answers.
Great men have been arriving in a regular interval in this world. But there are a few of them whose birthday is so popular with fabulous festivity around the globe! Jesus Christ is definitely at the top of the list! People celebrate his birthday as the Christmas Day on 25 December every year.
Even in India, Chrismas Day is equally popular. It becomes so indigenous nowadays that we call it another Diwali in India. The day and the celebrations are no less than the Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra or the Durga Puja in West Bengal!
Christmas Day means colourful lights, Christmas Trees, stars, bells, cakes and a lot more. Though the festival belongs to the Christians, people from all the religions join the celebration globally. Alongside, the New Year Eve extends the celebration of the day to a whole week.
How Christmas Tree is related to Jesus’ birthday?
There is a belief conventional among the people that the tradition of the Christmas Tree introduced thousands of years ago in northern Europe. The far tree is a symbol of happiness and prosperity. The people of northern Europe used to believe so. And this how the Christmas Tree became associated with Jesus’ birthday.
According to hearsay, the people who had congratulated Jesus’ parents Joseph and Mary on the eve of his birth decorated their home with this ever-green far tree and lights. Again, a group of people associated this Christmas Tree with Adam and Eve also. Whatever may be the historicity, the world became the witness of the first modern Christmas Tree in Germany in the 16 century. And it became famous almost everywhere on the globe in the 18 century.
Was Jesus really Born on 25 December?
People celebrate 25 December considering the day as the birthday of Jesus. But Was Jesus really Born on this day? a few people say that the celebration of Christmas started in the 4 century. Earlier, the day had not been what it became later on. On the other side, there are significant proofs that indicate October as the month when Jesus actually took birth.
Many believe that the non-Christians of Europe observed the day as the birthday of the Sun. They worshipped the Sun in frozen Europe for sunrays. Much late on, the Christians started observing the day as Jesus’ birthday.
Finally, whoever says whatever, Jesus’ birthday means Christmas and Christmas means Jesus’ birthday!