MY DOUBLE CHRISTMAS .

3Celebrating Christmas twice,is an experience ,that I would never forget,been a 5Christian I celebrated on the 25th of December 2012,and been a Nigeria student living in Ukraine I celebrating with the Ukrainians on the 7th of January. Christmas – a wonderful festival, a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, and it is celebrated on the eve of January 7. In the middle of IV century, it was established the Roman Catholic Church as a separate holiday, and the Julian calendar, it is celebrated on December 25. In the X century, with the introduction of Christianity in Russia, Christmas was mixed with the local pagan holiday return of the sun or the beginning of the agricultural year. In some places used dorozhdestvenskoe name of the holiday – Kolyada. Christmas Eve is the most interesting part of the festival, because it includes ritual and magical rituals 67that portend a good harvest and a long life. Caroling – a characteristic feature of the holiday, it expresses respect for the owner of the house and children and is sometimes accompanied by a puppet theater (den).

Religious festival lasts three days and includes liturgy, caroling, visits and entertainment relatives and friends. Christmas tree came to us from Western Europe, but today it is considered part of New Year celebrations in Ukraine.

“Holy Night” on Christmas Eve – it’s dinner, which includes 12 of ritual meals that do not contain meat and milk. The 4order of meals and dishes do not have a basic value. For example, the Hutsul2 traditions, meals are served in the order of beans, fish, boiled potatoes, dumplings, stuffed cabbage, kutya, mashed potatoes with garlic, juice, prunes and beans and other dishes.

Christmas – a holiday when all family members get together. It is a festival of joy. Compared to the UK and other countries, the Ukrainians in this day do not exchange gifts. For many years the only religious people celebrate this holiday, but today it is an official state holiday. Kids love to have fun in the day, they go from door to door, singing Christmas carols and people give them sweets. As mentioned, kutya – a traditional Ukrainian Christmas dish. It is made of mother and godparents include godparents. Although this holiday appeared long ago, today, few people  like to go to church and listen to the Christmas sermon.

8While many of them will be at joint,drinking beer,the youth will celebrate their Christmas in club,wonders shall7 never end. No body cares for the less privileged the orphans and the widows . I have seen Christmas I have learn my lesson and am stilling learning. As am celebrating with the Ukrainian’s ,am asking myself where is the giving spirit,which GOD show to us through his son JESUS CHRIST, which the wise men show to us by presenting their gifts.But my joy today is if  Virgin Mary whom where not well know in the bible where chosen by GOD,to be the mother of the savior ,which make her to be know ,it means with GOD all this are possible,If Mary can conceive by the holy spirit,it means GOD can make the impossibility to be possible.Merry Christmas Ukrainians .

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I BELIEVED IN GOD,THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, AN WITH GOD I CAN DO ALL THINGS. THE MORE YOU GET TO KNOW ME THE MORE HAPPY YOU BECOME ! NOT BY MY STRENGTH ,OR POWER, BUT BY THE SPIRIT SAYS THE LORD .

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