Merry CHRISTMAS Every year more than 400 million people celebrate Xmas around the world -- that makes Xmas one of the world’s biggest religious and commercial festivities. In approximately year 300 A.D., the birthday of Jesus was determined to be on December 25, the day that has been celebrated from then till this very day. The celebration on the 25th of December starts with Christmas Eve, the evening of December 24. Santa Claus All children know the kind, old Santa Claus. However, from a historical perspective, he actually isn’t that old and he has also been known as a rather fiery gentleman. Learn more about Santa Claus in this section. The Christmas is the annual holiday celebrated on December, 25th which marks Jesus Nazareta's birth. date of commemoration, as is known, is not Jesus actual birthday, and, probably, has been originally chosen to correspond or to historical Roman festival [ or to a winter solstice. Christmas is central to Christmas, and a resort season, and in Christianity marks the beginning a season of the Christmas - tide which twelve days last. Although traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas is widely celebrated by many non - Christians, and some of its popular celebratory customs have pre - Christian or secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift - giving, music, an exchange of greeting cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various decorations; including Christmas trees, lights, and garlands, mistletoe, nativity scenes, and holly. In addition, Father Christmas (known as Santa Claus in North America, Australia and Ireland) is a popular mythological figure in many countries, associated with the bringing of gifts for children. Christmas Day is celebrated as a major festival and public holiday in most countries of the world, even in many whose populations are not majority Christian. In some non - Christian countries, periods of former colonial rule introduced the celebration, in others, Christian minorities or foreign cultural influences have led populations to observe the holiday. Major exceptions, where Christmas is not a formal public holiday, include China, (excepting Hong Kong and Macao), Japan, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Thailand, Nepal, Iran, Turkey and North Korea. Decorations To decorate for Christmas is a ritual repeated year after year, but you don’t have to do it in the exact same way every year. We bring you lots of new ideas to brighten up your Christmas. . Recipes We bring you the recipes for a wide variety of delicious Christmas dishes from cakes to soups, roasts and desserts. You can also read about what other countries enjoy during Christmas. You will definitely find a lot of inspiration to cook and bake during the Holiday season. Trees A little the prophetic creates the best atmosphere than the Christmas fur - tree, and there are actually very many various trees to choose from. People do not use the same kind of the Christmas fur - tree in the USA and Europe. Read more about history of the Christmas fur - tree here There is a very long tradition of producing painted depictions of the nativity in art. Nativity scenes are traditionally set in a barn or stable and include Mary, Joseph, the child Jesus, angels, shepherds and the Three Wise Men, Balthazar, Melchior, and Caspar, who are said to have followed a star, known as the Star of Bethlehem, and arrive after his birth Christmas carols Popular Christmas carols symbolize everything that Christmas stands for: They gather the family, bring joy, spread the word about Christmas, and make everyone feel the Christmas spirit. Try to hum the melody of “Jingle Bells”, and most people in the northern hemisphere will immediately imagine seeing snowflakes, angels, and Christmas bells. Traditions Get a clearly laid - out overview of the most important traditions of Xmas from the Christmas tree to the mistletoe and Christmas gifts. Where does Santa Claus really come from and what does the Gospel of Luke tell us about the birth of Jesus? END ! Pupils Would execute 10 classes Shamatov A. & Mykhtarov A.