Christmas Decorations Discover the Christmas custom, story, myth and legend associated with Christmas Decorations. 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 Christmas Decorations? This article provides facts and information about the history of Christmas Decorations as a familiar symbol, tradition and Christmas custom.
The Christmas Custom, Origin and History of Christmas Decorations Some origins date back to the pagan traditions and customs of the ancients, these include evergreen decoations such as holly and mistletoe. Other symbols, customs and traditions surrounding decorations have specific religious significance to the Christian religion and the Nativity of Jesus Christ such as the Star, the Advent Wreath and Xmas Candles. 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 such as the Xmas tree, Baubles and Xmas Lights.
When to Put up Christmas Decorations! Traditions regarding when to put up varies often according to family tradition and custom. The modern decorations can take some time to set up so many people are now decorating their homes on 1st December. However, originally no decorations were put up before Xmas Eve, to do so was deemed to be unlucky.
When to Take Down Christmas Decorations! Since the Victorian era Xmas decorations have been traditionally taken down on the 12th Day of Christmas (5th January). However up to this time people kept their evergreen decorations of holly, ivy and mistletoe up until 2nd February, which was Candlemas Day which traditionally ended the Xmas season, 40 days after the birth of Jesus Christ. Robert Herrick wrote of this custom in his poem 'Ceremonies for Candlemas Eve':
Down with the rosemary and bays, Down with the mistletoe ; Instead of holly, now up-raise The greener box (for show).
The Different Types of Christmas Decorations The are many different types of Christmas Decorations including Outdoor - Yard and Lawn Decorations, mas Trees, Mantel Decorations, Inflatable Decorations and Table Decorations. The custom of decorating the house and home with festive decorations has, in recent years, extended to decorating the yard, garden and lawn.
Christmas Decorations Christmas is celebrated worldwide, throughout the Christian population of approximately 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 Christmas Decorations, have come to represent the spirit and meaning of this special time of the year.
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