The streets are full of stars, plum cakes are being shared everywhere, glitters, bells and lot of joy. Christmas is around the corner and people are gearing up to celebrate one of the most celebrated and colourful festival.
We are aware that Christmas is celebrated to mark the birth of Jesus Christ on 25th December every year. But, do we know why do we see Santa? Why Christmas is called Xmas? Only few of us might be aware of it. No… No… No need to Google, here we bring you few of the interesting facts about Christmas.
Christmas or Xmas? Ever wondered why Christmas is also known as Xmas? The X comes from the ancient Greek language where X refers to Christ. So, Xmas simply means Christmas.
Who is Santa? Santa is one of the attractive signs of Christmas. Santa brings gifts to children during Christmas. Children want to catch Santa Claus bringing them presents. The character is based on St. Nicholas who loved children and also enjoyed giving gifts to children secretly.
Coke chaged Santa’s dress colour: In the initial years Santa had green, purple and blue. For many years, this was the common theme for the jolly old man at the North Pole. Once Coca Cola dressed Santa in red to market their product. Now it is being followed all around the world.
The names of Santa’s Reindeer: Santa has an eight Reindeer cart to pull his cart. This Eight Reindeer has a special name they are Cupid, Dancer, Vixen, Dunder, Comet, Dasher, Prancer, and Blixem.
Christmas cake: One of the best parts of Christmas is the bounty of Christmas cake available everywhere. These cakes are also known as plum cakes but there are, in fact, no plums in the cake! Raisins were known as plums in medieval times and the ingredients were stirred in an East to West direction similar to that of the journey of the three wise men.
The liberty gift: Do you know the biggest Christmas gift ever presented? The Statue of Liberty was gifted by France to the USA as a Christmas gift in 1886.
Have a Happy Christmas!!!