Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas

In Malaysia and Singapore numerous festivals are celebrated throughout the course of the year.. This is where you will truly see multiculture at work. Christmas is round the corner and it sure can be experience by the streets & shops & even business entrances where one can see Christmas tree ornamented with golden balls & lovely lights.

Although malaysia has majorly Muslim community everyone participates for the christmas and it is a time for shopping & having lovely time during this time. Usually people look at visiting their home towns out of KL. Singapore has the biggest shocase around Orchard Road, unless of course Vivocity shall outdo the decorations here.

I still remember while i was in india, we use to go to our aunt's place who was from mum's school and a good friend & have sweets and have a lovely time at their place eating and having fun. Well I am sure my kid will soon start asking me what is christmas and why do people celebrate. Here is what Christmas all about...

Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. Christmas festivities often combine the commemoration of Jesus' birth with various secular customs, many of which have been influenced by earlier winter festivals. In most places around the world, Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25. Christmas Eve is the preceding day, December 24.

The word Christmas originated as a contraction of "Christ's mass". In early Greek versions of the New Testament, the letter Χ (chi), is the first letter of Christ. Since the mid-16th century Χ, or the similar Roman letter X, was used as an abbreviation for Christ.[2] Hence, "Xmas" is often used as an abbreviation for Christmas.

Modern traditions have come to include the display of Nativity scenes, Holly and Christmas trees, the exchange of gifts and cards, and the arrival of Father Christmas or Santa Claus on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning. Popular Christmas themes include the promotion of goodwill and peace.

So lets pray to god for the same & pray that our children get a better place to live on this wonderful place we call Earth, and work towards making a better world.

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