“We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”

“We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”

Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature.

Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion.

Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive.

This mix of the religious and popular customs was seen and heard in the TV Channel 9’s Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight in Melbourne last night with such songs as “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” , “Gloria In Ecelsis Deo” and,  “Jingle Bells“, and  “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

 

 

 

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  1. Steven kennedy (Keno) says

    Merry Christmas to all my Brothers. Stay safe and be very merry.