Christmas was intended to celebrated in the 4th century, when Christianity was designated as the religion of Rome officially. The custom of illuminating Christmas tree was first began in 17th century. December 25 is celebrated as the traditional birth anniversary of Christ. The decision to celebrate Christmas on December 25 was made sometime during the fourth century by church bishops in Rome.
Christmas parties are famous all over the world among all age group peoples. Mostly, Christmas vacation starts at the end of december, one week before the festival. The purpose beside the early celebration is to party that is organized one day before Christmas and this is referred as Christmas Eve party.
Christmas is a called to be a festival of different social events with people involved during this festive season collecting money for charity purposes or helping out in the local community. A Christmas party has been organized by various company, organization, church, and in families together. Such parties include wishing every one and getting gifts, singing songs, dances, competitions, and games .
Christmas Around the World
Christmas is celebrated in a different ways all over the world:
- In Brazil, Santa comes to house and distribute gifts, a delicious turkey dinner is made for every guest.
- In some countries like Finland Christmas is celebrated in 3 days several events has been organized starting from cake making to plum fruit juice till Christmas Eve.
- In countries like Portugal, Fathers in church leaves gifts under the tree where people gather and celebration starts.
Christmas At Home
Christmas is considered as a festival of family togetherness, celebration, delicious dinner, music and decorations, and singing Christmas carols throughout the night in all around the neighbourhood.
Any Christmas party is incomplete without these three precious things dining; dancing and bringing gifts are the major part of it. The Christmas Eve party involves a small group of friends or family members or professionals. On the day of Christmas all members in the family visit church for the first prayer and worship to God for healthy living and wellness of their family. As The New Year starts just after the Christmas, so this brings a double excitement to the people in the family and friends, they intent to celebrate both Christmas and New Year with extra enthusiasm.
Christmas in offices
Christmas can be an amazing festival in order to bring office colleagues together. Even at work one can celebrate this occasion with the same festive feeling. The Christmas Party at office gives various ideas to celebration by organizing games, dancing , musics, etc. This can be a wonderful way to show appreciation and coordination with employees and co-workers.
If you are going to have a theme or activity at the party,several ideas can be made to add in celebration like:
- Gift exchange
- Ugly Outfit Contest
- Cooking Contest
- Scavenger hunt
- Creative Activities
For years, Christmas has become a commercial enterprise, with too much emphasis on shopping for family and buying gifts to friends. The Christmas is really about enjoying fine food with family and friends.