Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. The traditional Christmas narrative, the Nativity of Jesus, delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in accordance with messianic prophecies. When Joseph and Mary, arrived in the city, the inn had no room and so they were offered a stable where the Christ Child was soon born, with angels proclaiming this news to shepherds who then spread the word. Christmas celebrations in my part of the world commemorates around this theme of the celebration of the birth of Christ. 

Christmas is a festive season in my place and it is at this time of the year (December) where the preparations for the festive season begins. The season is marked by the demand of travels around the country and sometimes outside the country. These travels are all in aim of gathering as a family and celebrating the birth of Christ together, by family, I mean all family members including the extended family. This is my best part of the season because we get to meet other members of your family that live far away from you and most certainly you would have never meet under ordinary conditions whatsoever. 

As the season progresses, everyone in various Neighbour hood strives in making beautiful decorations by buying house decorations and setting up the house. This is always in the sense of preparing the birth of Christ just like in relation to when a woman is expectant, she does her preparation for her due day by buying clothes and all sort of necessities that are needed before delivering the baby, the season is often received with so much joy thus happiness and excitement fill the air. On top of that, people buy new clothes and shoes and buy each other gifts as a way of appreciating each other. 

Then come the most interesting piece of the pie. Not so common around the world I would presume. However, my part of the world would die to miss this tradition. In as much as it may be assumed not important, this tradition is more of what our faith entails and it is done to honor the birth of Christ. It is usually the role play of the story of birth of Jesus as it happened in the ancient time. The chronological events are played out so well by following the bible verses. A group of people is chosen to act out the play. They would then practice thoroughly before presenting the play on the D-day. As it is always said practice makes perfect This play is important as it remind the Christians about the birth of Jesus Christ and the significance that most Christians find in the birth of Christ. 

The long-awaited days slowly creep in, like an imagination it is Christmas Eve (which is on 24th of December) mostly termed as the final time to carry out perfecting touches on the preparations everyone has been making. From my part of the world, going to shops on this day to buy items is not convenient and there would be so much you would learn about such decisions. This is not to say that it is prohibited by the law but it would rather bring in to effect the conveniency that one need to carry out the activities they would want to do. Each day during the festive season play a vital role. The Christmas Eve has an interesting end in that the play about the birth of Christ is carried out by night which is presumed as the time Mary gave birth to Jesus in the history of the New Testament in the Holy book. After the birth of Christ, people sing praises until dawn and are incredibly happy due to the chance that God has been protecting them all year long. 

After all the fun of Christmas Eve, it is finally Christmas day on 25th December, a day to celebrate the birth of Christ by eating and drinking and doing all sorts of fun activity. All families go out to enjoy to enjoy themselves together and as expected most hotels are flooded and so are most recreational centers. This is the most exciting season because of the exciting experiences that everyone gets to have. I am personally interested in my family’s tradition of visiting and sharing with the less fortunate during this season and it is more satisfying when you are the reason people have smiles on the faces and this is one tradition, my family is always excited about. 

Amour Thuch

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