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Christmas is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.
According to the Bible, Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who gave birth to the Virgin Mary by the grace of the Holy Spirit in the city of Bethlehem. After the Annunciation, Mary was betrothed relatives of Joseph. Emperor Augustus commanded the Census so that Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem started. Because of the crowd they could not find a place in the inn so they ended up in a cave or a shepherd’s barn, where Jesus was born. Angels are shepherds tipped off the news of Jesus’ birth, and they saw the first child. After the shooting star led the wise men Magi to Jesus.
At Christmas, Christians go to worship. Orthodox go to Matins and Divine Liturgy, Communion is, then come home, where he saved rich food. That day celebrated in his home with students (selected guests – normally it was baptized male child). The women prepared the day before the rich Christmas menu, a lunch was a solemn and wide, for the whole family gathered at the table. Eating fruits, vegetables, meats, a variety of sausages, bread, jelly, biscuits and many other dishes. The young girls are often as a traditional Christmas gift donated so. Christmas bonus, decorated with apple.
Orthodox Christians around the world carry out final preparations to welcome tomorrow your most joyous holiday – Christmas. In Serbia the Orthodox believers Christmas congratulate words “Christ is born” and responds with ‘Indeed he is born “.
From the day of Christ’s birth begins the Christian era, and from that day the Christian nations and the rest of the world are beginning to count the years.