Religion Assessment - Analysis of the Rituals of Christmas and its Meaning

Essay by ChessnoobJunior High, 8th gradeA, June 2008

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Christmas is an event on the 25th of December that is celebrated throughout the world because it is said to be that Jesus was born on this day. The bible never states the exact date of when Jesus was born however they’re could be a slight possibility that it is on the 25th of December. It was only in the 1800’s that people really began to celebrate Christmas. The original event of Christmas began when Jesus was born. Many facts of the original event of Christmas (when Jesus was born) has been recorded into the holy bible or have been past down from ancestry. It is stated from the bible that Joseph and the 3 wise men was given the opportunity to see Mary give birth to the new born king, Jesus. The event of Christmas has been remembered throughout history because of its religious significance and importance to all Christians who believe in Jesus, who gave his life for the sake of ours.

Social:Although the true meaning of Christmas has been slightly altered through commercialism, Christmas still plays an important role in the reconciliation of family and friends. People often come together to celebrate the event at houses to share meals and exchange gifts as well as doing activities that are recreational. Christmas plays a role in everyone’s life in every year even if the role is small. Christmas is mainly seen as a holiday for a time to take a break from work and celebrate the birth of Jesus and the life he has sacrificed for us. The importance this ritual has upon my family and me are significant. Although it may not be to others, Christmas is a time for my family to celebrate and enjoy the day off with excellent Chinese cuisine and other recreational activities.