Christingle Discover the
Christmas custom, story, myth and legend associated with Christingle. Our
festive traditions and customs with their familiar symbols and
meanings have evolved over time. But what is the history, meaning
and origin of Christingle? This
article provides facts and information about the history of
as a familiar symbol, tradition and custom of our Christmas today.
The Meaning of
The meaning of Christingle relates to two Christmas
symbolic Christmas gift for children
Christmas church service particularly for children
which includes giving the Christingle gift
Christingle gift is made of an orange with small candies
or sweets placed on four skewers of cocktail sticks
or tooth picks are skewered into the orange. A candle is
inserted into the top of the orange and a red ribbon
wrapped round it.
Significance of the Christingle Gift Each element of the
Christingle gift has a meaning of religious significance:
orange symbolizes the world
ribbon represents the blood of Jesus
sticks are put into the top half of the orange at
opposite points which represent the four seasons of
candies or sweets symbolize the sweet things of life
and its bounty
lighted white candle represents purity and Jesus
Christ, the light of the world.
History and Origin of Christingle
The History, Origin and Christmas Custom of Christingle
dates back to 1749 in Germany. A pastor named Johannes
de Watteville wanted to introduce something special to
his Christmas service, especially for the children. The
idea of the Christingle gift was his idea. It was
practical as the items required for the gift were
inexpensive but it was also symbolic and would help him
to convey the meaning of Christmas to the children.
Pastor Johannes de Watteville gave each child the gift
with a prayer that said "Lord Jesus, kindle a flame in
these dear children's hearts". This was the first ever
Custom, Origin and History of Christingle
Some origins date back to the pagan
traditions and customs of the ancients. Other symbols, customs and
traditions have specific religious significance to the Christian
religion and the Nativity of Jesus Christ. And finally there are
many new, non-religious customs which have emerged due to increased prosperity and the
commercialism of the festival in the modern world.
Is the Christmas Custom, Origin and History of
Christingle pagan, religious or modern? The Christmas Custom, Origin
and History of Christingle is religious.
Christingle Christmas is
celebrated worldwide, throughout the Christian population of
2275 million people,
but is also celebrated by many non-Christians as a secular, cultural
festival. Customs and traditions are symbolized by familiar symbols
and icons, such as Christingle, have come to represent the spirit
and meaning of this special time of the year.
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Christmas, have a happy and prosperous