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Photographer- Jayjay Muendo
Well it has crept up upon us once again, I mean christmas, of course! It’s that time of the year when most people if not everybody is getting into the festive and holiday Christmas spirit. When most people think about christmas, they think about decorating trees, wrapping presents and singing songs about santa claus. As for Christians, it goes deeper than that. This is the day our Lord, Jesus Christ was born, some 2000 years ago. He is the reason for the season 🙂
Well I have some news. I bet you didn’t know christmas wasn’t always celebrated on the 25th. In the early years of Christianity, christians did not celebrate christmas at all! In fact there is no mention of December 25th in the Bible. It was only in the 3rd century that it was decided to make that date his birth date because it coincided with pagan festivals. Then by the 8th century, christmas was celebrated everywhere in Europe. Amazing no?
Anyway somewhere along the line people were banned from celebrating it because all they were doing is throwing wild parties and not honouring God. Eventually in the 1800s, prince Albert of Germany brought the tradition of decorating evergreen trees when he married Queen Victoria. This habit caught on in USA and that is how we celebrate christmas like this. Plus the act of giving gifts was always there but before gifts had a religious significance as we see in the gifts that were presented before baby Jesus but due to the industrial revolution and ADVERTISING, christmas became a commercial holiday.
Oh and btw, the biggest most famous character, Santa Claus is based on the Saint Nicholas of Myra, a dutch saint famous for giving gifts, known as Sinterklaas, Go Figure 😀 haha and from a coca cola advert, the image of red and white stuck. So there we have it folks, history 101!!
I remember my past Christmases (if that word exists), even before my elder siblings moved out. We would predict what my dad would say the plan for Christmas was. Now for those who have met my dad, you just know that he is very traditional. His idea of the best Christmas is his family in shagz (upcountry). None of us liked that idea so we would send out “reinforcements” to convince him to take us somewhere fun. Haha it is just funny. Now that it is just Jay and I, and they don’t have us at the moment, it’s a different ball game. Now I know there is nowhere better than home.
When you are reading this it’s Christmas or Boxing Day and either:
1. You find yourself scrolling through blogs in the morning simply cause your annoying little brother isn’t ready for the Christmas brunch yet. Girl, take your time before the buzz really starts!
2. You are having a lonely Christmas, which I am sorry for. But don’t feel bad! You could always be your own entertainment.
3. You are in the hospital, which is why you cannot celebrate Christmas. Oh, by the way, isn’t internet prohibited? Please turn off your device and concentrate on getting better.
4. You are Muslim, which is why, duh, CHRISTmas doesn’t exist to you. I do however hope, that you’ll have a lovely dinner with loved ones later on.
Merry Christmas either way!
Until next time, xx!