The Tradition of Christmas
Whether you celebrate Christmas or you observe a different tradition at this time of year, you might find it interesting to learn more about the traditions of Christmas and the popular terms that are used.
Kenneth Beare writes:
"Christmas is one of the most important holidays in the English speaking world. There are many Christmas traditions in these countries. The traditions are both religious and secular in nature. Here is a short guide to the most common Christmas traditions.
WHAT DOES THE WORD 'CHRISTMAS' MEAN?
The word Christmas is taken from 'Christ's Mass' or, in the original Latin, Cristes maesse. Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on this day."
To read more about the tradition of Christmas, click here
To practice identifying Christmas vocabulary or to play some fun games that will test your knowledge and understanding of Christmas traditions, click here
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