Christmas and Art

Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of Jesus Christ; Christians believe that he is the Son of God. Christmas was traditionally a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus, but from the early 20th century it also became a secular family holiday observed by Christians and non-Christians. The secular holiday is devoid of Christian elements with the mythical figure – Santa Claus playing the pivotal role. The Christmas Story There is an early Christian tradition that said the day when Mary was told that she would have a very special baby Jesus was on March 25th. It’s still celebrated today on 25th March. Nine months after 25th December is the first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated. December 25th was during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. That March 25th was also the day some Christians thought the world had been made, also the day that Jesus died when he was an adult. People thought that Jesus was conceived and died on the same day of the year. How is Christmas celebrated? The celebration of Christmas customs associated in various countries Christmas has a mix of many pre-Christian, Christian, and secular themes and origins. Popular modern things of the holiday include gift-giving, Christmas music, and caroling, viewing a Nativity play, exchange of Christmas cards, church services and visit, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and a holly atmosphere. In addition several closely related and often incredible figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christ kind, all are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their kind of traditions. Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival highlighted economic activity, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for businesses. Christmas in India Compared to other religious festivals, Christmas is a quite small festival in India due to the number of people who are Christians compared to people who belong to other religions. The population of India is over 1 Billion there are over 25 million Christians in India. Midnight mass is a very important service for Christians in India, especially for Catholics. The whole family will walk to the mass and this will be followed by a massive feast of different delicacies and the giving and receiving of presents. Churches are decorated with Poinsettia flowers and candles for the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass. Instead of having traditional Christmas Trees in India, a banana or mango tree is decorated. Sometimes people also use mango leaves to decorate their homes. On Christmas Eve Christians in Goa hang out giant paper lanterns which are a visual treat in the shape of stars between the houses so that the stars float above you as you walk down the road. The main Christmas meal is also eaten on the Eve of Christmas and is also ‘western’ with roast turkey or chicken which are popular. After the meal, Christians head to Church for a Midnight mass service. After the service, the church bells ring to announce that Christmas Day has arrived. Many Christians in Goa also celebrate Epiphany and remember the Wise Men visiting Jesus. Over the past few centuries, Christmas has had a steadily growing economic effect in many regions of the world.   As Christmas is a gifting festival, present some incredible gifts to your loved ones. Let’s celebrate this winter season with Sonajuri Arts year-end sale. We have a huge collection of handcrafted furniture with some traditional touch that can make your house look more ethnic. If you are an art lover, then we are the right choice for you. Designer wardrobe dining table coffee table and much more ravishing furniture which will give your house a gorgeous look. Not only vintage furniture, showpieces, and wall hangings are also available. Your home also needs some makeover so give a vintage makeover with Sonajuri Arts.   Are you searching for something different and trendy with some ethnic touch? In this festive season, new clothes are a must for everyone. Sayuri art has a huge trendy and traditional collection. Starting from super cool trendy T-shirts to traditional attire Saree, Kurta, Panjabi. We also have some ethnic clothes for kids. As you know your look is incomplete without jewelry, but don’t you worry, we can provide you with a collection of accessories as well. German silver, oxidized, paper, cloth, etc. A handbag or clutch is a must with your attire. Come and get that also at a reasonable price. If you are an art lover and want to decorate your home with paintings, then we also have that at our side. Gift your loved ones with our option. As Christmas is approaching, we are going to introduce some new STAR LIGHTS and CANDLE collections. So give yourself and your house a gorgeous makeover this festive season. Get flat 10% off on every purchase. You also can get some special discounts by following us on our social media platforms. And remember you every purchase will go for Uma Dream Foundation, an NGO which is helping to uplift local artisans’ talent along with young talent.

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