Christmas Bells Discover the Christmas custom, story, myth and legend associated with the Christmas Bells. This festive tradition and Christmas custom, with its familiar symbol and meaning, has evolved over time. But what is the history, meaning
and origin of the Christmas Bells? This
article provides facts and information about the history of the Christmas Bells
as a familiar symbol, tradition and Christmas custom.
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.
The Christmas Custom of ringing bells is religious.
The History of Bells
Bells are used in many cultures and in
many countries. The history of bells dates back to antiquity when
bells were used in ancient Babylonia, Egypt and by the Romans and
Greeks. The process of casting bells in Europe dates to the 4th or
5th century. Huge, bronze bells were traditionally placed in Bell
towers of Christian churches and used to call people to church for
various services and special occasions. Church bells are rung to
announce the coming or arrival of an event, activity, or occasion.
Bells toll for good and bad times (births, marriages and deaths) and
they are also used to ring out warnings. Christmas bells are rung to
announce the arrival of the season and to proclaim the birth of
Christmas Bells are
especially associated with Christmas as they proclaim the birth of
Jesus and are therefore a sacred Christian symbol relating to the
Nativity. Smaller bells are also associated with Christmas,
especially sleigh bells, or jingle bells. Jingle bells are typically
used as a cheaper alternative to small 'classic' bells. Jingle Bells
are commonly used on Christmas decorations, ornaments and feature in
many Christmas card illustrations.
Christmas Bells 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. A Christmas custom or tradition is symbolized by a familiar symbol or icon, such as the Christmas Bells, have come to represent the spirit
and meaning of this special time of the year.
The history, meaning and origin of
this familiar symbol
Meaning and origin of this traditional Christmas custom
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meaning, Pagan origins or a Modern Christmas custom?
Christmas, have a happy and prosperous