Christmas is a time for parties, presents, traditional customs and eating. Christmas Eve is the time when the Christmas tree is usually decorated. The decorations stay on the tree for twelve days (until January 5th, also known as Twelfth Night ).
Santa Claus Santa Claus is an important person on Christmas. Santa climbs down the chimney. He usually put presents in the Christmas stockings.
The Christmas Tree that now spreads its lighted and decorated branches every year in so many different countries came originally from Germany. The first definite mention of it dates only from the early seventeenth century, but it is probable that it existed in some form or another well before that time.
Christmas is associated with lots of legends and symbols.
Coffee Pot – symbol of hospitality Baskets – symbol of plentiful good wishes Birds – universal symbol of happiness Cottages – represent heritage and culture of the glassblowers Ear of Corn – reminder of the bounty and blessings nature bestows Grapes – symbol of friendship Acorn – good luck Fish – symbolic Christian image Star – guidance and faith Pinecones – motherhood and fertility Rose – expression of love and affection St. Nicholas – kind and generous man