Christmas Festival 2016 & its Celebration

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Christmas or Christmas Day (meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.

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It is observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

Christmas Festival of Lights

SILVER DOLLAR CITY HOLIDAY LIGHTS



The Christmas festival showcases a pretty spectacular lighting display with more than 1 million lights (which take 7 weeks to hang).

Special Prayers

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Churches hold a special ‘midnight mass’, attended by most people of the community. People especially look forward to this mass as this is not only a sacred prayer ceremony but an important social event as well.

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Men and women dress up in new clothes for taking part in the mass-special prayer session.

Traditional cuisine

Christmas pudding cooked on Stir-up Sunday, the Sunday before the beginning of the Advent season.

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A special Christmas family meal is traditionally an important part of the holiday’s celebration.  Special desserts are also prepared, such as Christmas pudding, mince pies, fruit cake and Yule log cake..

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Santa Claus Christmas Celebration

Everyone’s holiday season should include a visit to Santa Claus, IN. “America’s Christmas Hometown” celebrates the holiday with its 3-week Santa Claus Christmas Celebration.

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At the festival you can drive the 1.2-mile Family Christmas Light Adventure along Lake Rudolph.

Shopping and dining are aplenty, and for a unique twist on the Christmas spirit, you can stay at Santa’s Lodge.

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Christmas Cards

A 1907 Christmas card with Santa and some of his reindeer. Christmas cards are illustrated messages of greeting exchanged between friends and family members during the weeks preceding Christmas Day.

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The traditional greeting reads “wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”, much like that of the first commercial Christmas card, produced by Sir Henry Cole in London in 1843.

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The custom of sending them has become popular among a wide cross-section of people with the emergence of the modern trend towards exchanging E-cards.

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