The Development Of Christmas

- Oct 21, 2020-

Christmas is known to celebrate the birth of Jesus, but the Bible never mentions that Jesus was born on this day, and even many historians believe that Jesus was born in the spring.

It wasn't until the 3rd century that December 25th was officially Proclaimed Christmas.

In spite of this, some Orthodox Churches still celebrate Christmas on January 6th and 7th.


In the twelfth month more than 1,300 years ago, emperor Zong of the Tang Dynasty (61-618 AD) celebrated the birth of Jesus at The Daming Palace by giving out fragrant cakes and a feast for monks.

This is the only historical record of Christmas in the Tang Dynasty.

This moment was forever engraved on the "Daqin Jingjiao Popular China Tablet" built by Emperor Dezong in 781 AD.

According to the Preface to listen to the Riddle, Jesus was translated as "moving the mouse", "Mei Yan" was the Virgin Mary, and "Cool breeze" was the Holy Spirit.


Christmas was originally a religious holiday.

In the 19th century, the popularity of Christmas CARDS and the appearance of Santa Claus made Christmas gradually popular.

After the custom of Celebrating Christmas became popular in northern Europe, Christmas decorations combined with winter in the northern hemisphere also appeared.


From the beginning of the 19th century to the middle of the century, Christmas began to be celebrated throughout Europe and America.

And derived from the corresponding Christmas culture.


It was in the middle of the 19th century that Christmas spread to Asia. Japan, Korea, China and so on were all influenced by the Christmas culture.


After the reform and opening up, Christmas is particularly prominent in China. Until the beginning of the 21st century, Christmas has organically combined with local Chinese customs and become more and more mature.

Eating apples, wearing Santa hats, sending Christmas CARDS, attending Christmas parties and doing Christmas shopping have become part of Chinese life.