Christmas wreath The Christmas wreath is an evergreen wreath with four candles. The first candle light on Sunday four weeks to Christmas as a symbol of light which will come to the world with a birth of the Christ. Each next Sunday light one more candle. Last Sunday before Christmas light all four candles to shine a place where there is a wreath (it there can be an altar of church or a dining table).
Jingle bells The peal has come to the Christmas to us from winter pagan holidays. People thinking in the winter that the sun has died, and the evil ghost is very strong. To expel an evil ghost, it was necessary to rustle strongly. On the Christmas in whole world churches the peal is distributed. But any more for exile of evil ghosts. So people welcome coming of the Christ.
Evergreen tree Evergreen tree as the celebration symbol over death and the means protecting a home from evil ghosts, a cold and a gloom existed at the German tribes even before acceptance of Christian belief. The first dressed up evergreen trees have appeared in territory of modern France in Alsace and as historians confirm it has occurred in The annals testify: "For Christmas, here establish in fur-tree houses, and on their branch hang roses from a color paper, apples, cookies, slices of sugar and a tinsel".
Mistletoe Till a birth of the Christ druids used branches of a mistletoe for an ornament of houses, celebrating approach of winter. On custom, the man has the right to kiss the girl who appeared under a mistletoe branch (them usually attach to a ceiling or hang up over a doorway). Now the mistletoe is one of the main symbols of Christmas though at the beginning the church forbade it to use for an ornament of dwellings, because of the pagan legends connected with this plant.
Candy Cane It is a striped mint sugar candy in the form of a cane which reminds people that the Christ is the pastor of the mankind who has given life for people. Besides, the turned sugar candy reminds letter J with which name Jesus begins. The sugar candy whiteness symbolizes immaculate conception of Maiden Maria and innocent life of the Christ, and hardness of sugar speaks about its firmness and aspiration to serve as a support and protection by that who in it trusts. Three thin red strips, on one of versions, designate the Sacred Trinity, and one wide – Uniform God. Sometimes on a sugar candy do one more strip – green which reminds believers that Jesus is charisma.
Cookies for Santa Children leave on a fireplace cookies for Santy in acknowledgement of work which it does each Christmas. And those who behaved badly, hope thus it a little to cajole, too to take a present.
Christmas dinner The Christmas dinner and includes today such traditional dishes, as a stuffed turkey (at Englishmen) or a fried goose (in the Wales, Ireland) and indispensable plum-pudding.
Santa Claus Santa Claus, that is Sacred Nicolas, in late North American tradition the Christmas grandfather who gives gifts to children for Christmas.The native land of Santa Claus Lapland is considered.