Christmas is a sacred festival of the Christians. On Christmas Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ the Son of God; born from the virgin mother “Mary” in Bethlehem on the 25th of December 1 C.E. Christians celebrate this once a year on the 25th of December. Jesus Christ was a spiritual leader, the Son of God and Men whose teachings are the basis of Christianity their religion/faith. Although the Church doesn't consider it the most important Christian holiday, Christmas is certainly the most popular, at least in terms of cultural and social significance. The word Christmas comes from the old English word “Cristes moesse” what means “the mass or festival of Christ”. The first recorded celebration of Christmas took place in Rome. The exact date is unknown but it was in the middle of the forth century. Through the years the celebration of Christmas has modernized. Now a days not only Christians celebrate Christmas but also non-believers or followers of a different faith. It has evolved into a celebration of coming together with your family, exchange presents, decorating Christmas trees and attending mass more often then you usually do. Christmas is celebrated so massively that in the U.S.A anole between thanksgiving and Christmas eve the postal service delivers up to 15.8 billion cards, letters and packages.
Easter is a movable feast because it is celebrated the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21, and the exact date of this varies. On this day Christian celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and his promise of eternal life. For Christians this is another sign of the authority of God and Jesus that Jesus died for our sins are then came back to life. Easter is the single most important holy day for the Christian Church. The exact day of the year that Easter falls on is very confusing, the logic is very old-fashioned because it's based on the lunar calendar (A lunar calendar is a calendar that is based on the proportions of the moon that you see, like a half moon or a full moon for example) Now a days Christian and non Christian family’s come together on Easter Sunday and celebrate the coming of spring with a large meal.
Lent begins 40 days before Easter (not counting Sundays). The first day of Lent is Ash Wednesday. The 40 days is significant, as it toke Jesus 40 days of fasting in the desert. Since Sundays are a time of celebration representing the resurrection in Christianity, they are not included in the 40 days. Christian prays and fast during this time period. People often fast by giving up their food, but now a day’s people also fast by giving up their television or Internet. Lent ends the day before Easter Sunday, also known as Holy Saturday. Palm Sunday marks the last week of Lent.
Good Friday is celebrated the Friday before Easter. On this day Christians commemorate that Jesus Christ died nailed onto a wooden cross for the sins of the world. Good Friday is not a...