Santa made sure that children prayed and made good choices, depending on their religion. Many Dutch families used Sinter Klaas, another name for Santa Claus, as a way to keep their children good and for them and stay out of trouble. Kids must act on their best behavior during this time of year or they will get a lump of coal from Santa Claus, which means they were on the naughty list. During Christmas, there are plenty of charities that Americans donate to help the less fortunate. Another big charity that takes place during Christmas is with the Salvation Army.
Mardi Gras is technically only one day, but the celebrations leading up to it go on for a while before. As I said, Carneval, a part of Mardi Gras represents the start of the season. January 5th is the "End of Christmas" since the Middle Ages, also known as the Twelfth Night. The Twelfth Night also marks the Feast of Epiphany, when the Three Wise Men arrived to Bethlehem to behold the Christ child. Slide 10: Mardi Gras improves lives because it makes people happy.
A Christmas tree can be all types of shapes and sizes and they can come in different colors. We get a huge green pine tree and put lots of ornaments and lights on it. The lights mean how Jesus and religion can help you and be your light in the darkness. Ornaments mean the different types of people and religions all over the world. You can also decorate it differently depending on the way you interpret it or certain things that you use for your religion.
The whole Christmas season!” Christmas is seen as something joyful and family oriented which the Who’s admire, while on the other hand the Grinch despises such festivities. The Grinch stole everything from the Who’s houses “On their walls he left nothing but hooks and some wire.” which led to making an image of evil. Grinch
Is this really Christmas? For many people, Christmas is a time of sorrow. They don't have the extra money to buy presents for their children, family, and friends. Many are saddened at Christmastime when they think of their loved ones who will not be able to come home for various reasons. Turkey dinners may be only a wish and not a reality for some.
Holidays celebrate an area’s culture and/or the day(s) it commemorates with various festivities and traditions. In Theodore Geisel’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the light-hearted denizens of Who-Ville are preparing to celebrate Christmas. For the Whos, it is a time of fun and merryness, in which they sing and play with one another. This is a time of camaraderie and fellowship between everyone in the town. Apart from this is the antagonist, the Grinch, who dreads the holiday along with the singing, feasting, and other festive activities that the holiday inspires.
Christmas Eve: is celebrated during the entire day before Christmas Day, even though the name implies an evening celebration only, in anticipation of the glorious day. This is the only holiday that has a pre-celebration day, but why? It is the holiday that follows the tradition of Jewish celebrations that begin from sun down of the previous day to sunset of the following day, an inheritance from Jewish tradition. This practice is based on the story of Creation in the Book of Genesis: "And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day." This arrangement for the Christmas is shadowed by Jewish Festivals throughout the entire year.
They are loaded with fervor and calm expectation as their entire world rotates around that solitary minute in time paving the way to sitting on Santa's lap and really trusting in their heart that they were great this year as they attempt to recollect to say all that they seek that he will leave after them underneath the family Christmas tree. It is what
A Christmas Carol is a popular novel during nineteenth century. It was written by CHARLES DICKENS, in December 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character of the novella, who is a cold hearted man, selfish, and stingy. Scrooge also disliked being with crowd of people. In addition, there are three spirits were mentioned after of Scrooge business partner, Jacob Marley in novel and they come to visit Scrooge in order to change his behavior and become a new person.
When The ghost of Christmas Past haunts Scrooge, it shows him his past. It shows when he was a little kid, teenager, and young adult. This Ghost shows Scrooge’s mistakes and times when he was a happy, joyful, and not a greedy person. In this Stave of the book it says, “It was a strange figure --- like a child: yet not so like a child as like an old man, viewed through some supernatural medium, which gave him the appearance of having receded from the view, and being diminished to a child’s proportions” (Dickens 23). This quote from the book, in which Scrooge states that the ghost was not young or old; it was switching between the two.