Celebrating Christmas is incomplete without presenting gifts. But one question still remains in the minds of people, “What is the purpose of celebrating Christmas?” It is an ancient tradition which has been observed ever since time immemorial.
According to the Christian religion, the practice of presenting gifts during Christmas was introduced by the ‘Biblical Magi’ which is sometimes referred to as ‘Three Wise Men’ or ‘Three Kings’. They carried three gifts namely:
It was a perfume which was utilized by the Jewish people for worshipping.
· Gold: –
It was closely related with Kings as well as the Christian community. They portrayed Jesus as the ‘King of Kings’.
· Myrrh: –
It was a perfume which was sprayed on the dead bodies for fragrance. It denotes that Jesus would go through hardships and expire.
These three wise men travelled a long distance from the East and began their quest for ‘Divine Infant’ with the aim of presenting gifts to him. The initial contact with the ‘Divine Infant’ took place during the Feast of Epiphany on January 6th. From that day onwards, the practice of gift giving became very popular.
The twelve days of Christmas is observed from December 25th to January 6th. It is a period between Christmas and Epiphany. The ancient Church did not follow the concept of celebrating Christmas since they did not consider it as an auspicious occasion. With the advance of the modern era, the practice of gift giving gained immense popularity among the public. They began to exchange gifts on special occasions and holidays.
During the nineteenth century, the concept of gift giving entered new dimensions owing to the famous works of renowned writers including O. Henry, Charles Dickens and cartoonist like Thomas Nast. They also played a crucial role in the introduction of legendary figures like ‘Santa Claus’.
In most of the European Nations like Italy and UK, Christmas gifts are often placed in shoes or boots worn by children. In USA, presents are placed in stockings which are hanged nearby a fire place. In some countries, special gifts for friends and family members are kept under the Christmas tree.
Christmas gifts are unwrapped on different dates in various countries across the world. In Holland, the gifts are usually opened during St. Nicholas Eve which falls on December 5th. In Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic and few European nations, presents are opened during the month of December 6th on St. Nicholas Day.
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