The Story of Christmas
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Dec 25, 2019

Christmas is an annual festival which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ on 25th December. Watch our video to learn the true story about Christmas.

Christmas is an annual festival which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ on 25th December. It is a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. It is preceded by the season of Advent. Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Birth of Jesus.

Long ago, in a place called Nazareth, lived a woman named Mary who was very hardworking & good to others. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, who was also good at heart. One day, God sent an angel named Gabriel to Mary. The angel Gabriel came to Mary and told her that she would give birth to a son & that she should name him Jesus. The angel also said that Jesus would save people from their sins.

Mary was worried about how this was possible since she wasn’t married, but the angel assured her that it would be a miracle from God. On hearing this, Mary consented to God’s will. By then, she was pregnant. This worried Joseph, who wondered if he should call off the wedding. But one night, while he was asleep, an angel visited him and told him about God’s will, and urged him to marry Mary. Joseph woke up the next morning and decided that he would make Mary his wife.

After the wedding, Joseph and Mary made a trip to Bethlehem, the place where Joseph’s family came from. However, when they reached there, they could not find a place to stay as the village was crowded. So, they decided to stay in a barn where animals lived. It was there that Mary gave birth to the Son of God, Jesus Christ.The birth of Jesus was signified by a bright star in the sky. Wise men from different parts of the world understood the significance of this star and followed it to reach Bethlehem. They brought along gifts for baby Jesus and his parents.

Although the month and date of Jesus' birth are unknown, the church in the early fourth century fixed the date as December 25. For Christians, believing that God came into the world in the form of man to atone for the sins of humanity, rather than knowing Jesus' exact birth date, is considered to be the primary purpose in celebrating Christmas.