Christmas Day is the day that the son of God, Jesus was born. Mary became pregnant by the Holy Spirit, as was God’s wishes. Mary was engaged to Joseph, and as the baby’s birth date approached, the two travelled from Nazareth to Bethlehem. They could not find anywhere to stay besides a stable, so that is where Mary gave birth to Jesus (the Saviour).
Later an angel appeared before shephards to notify them that a saviour had been born. They travelled to find Jesus in a manger, before spreading the world that God had sent his son and that their Saviour had been born.
At Jesus’ birth, a new star appeared in the sky. Three Wise Men who studied the stars recognized the sign to mean that a new king had been born. They travelled to Bethlehem to bestow gifts upon Jesus. They gave Him gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
The king at the time did not want to be overthrown and had evil plans to ensure this did not happen. An angel came to Joseph in a dream to tell him it was not safe to stay, and to flee with Jesus and Mary. They returned to live in Nazareth.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are recognized and celebrated differently depending on the type of Christianity observed. For example, for Orthodox Christians, Christmas falls on January 7th. Many families spend time at multiple services at church, take the time to acknowledge the birth of their Savior Jesus Christ, indulge in food, and exchange gifts.
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