Christmas Eve Discover the Christmas custom, story, myth and legend associated with Christmas Eve. 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 Eve? This
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Day as a familiar tradition and Christmas custom.
What is Christmas Eve? Christmas Eve falls on December
24, the night before Christmas Day, which celebrates the birth of
Jesus Christ.. Christmas Eve is a common term for this special day
and is used all over the Christian world.
associated with Christmas Eve Many Roman Catholics and Anglicans traditionally
celebrate a Midnight Mass (Eucharist) at church on Christmas Eve.
Midnight Mass begins just before midnight on and the ceremony,
which includes singing carols, marks the beginning of Christmas Day.
In the UK the 'Nine Lessons and Carols' are broadcast annually from
King's College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve which has established
itself as one of the signs that Christmas has begun in the United
Kingdom. It is also broadcasted to many parts of the world via the
BBC World Service. Another religious custom associated with this
date are the Nativity plays which are produced by churches all
around the world. The Nativity plays tell the story of the birth of
Jesus Christ and children are often selected to take part in these
associated with Christmas Eve The most famous of all non-religious customs and
traditions relate to the story and legend of
The legend of Santa Claus is that he travels from his
home in the North Pole, where he lives with his wife Mrs. Claus, and
visits all the children in the world on Xmas Eve (December
24th). All year long Santa Claus and his helpers, who are elves,
work together in their workshop making toys for everyone. These toys
and gifts are delivered to the children by Santa Claus on his magic
sleigh which is drawn by flying reindeers.
Children are taught that Santa Claus will check whether they have
been Naughty or Nice before leaving the gifts. He and his reindeer
and sleigh are often depicted flying across the night skies and
landing on the rooftops of houses.
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