2Jesus At His BirthEvery year more than 400 million people celebrate Christmas around the world. That means Christmas is one of the world’s biggest religious celebration . In approximately year 300 A.D., the birthday of Jesus was thought to be on December 25, the day that has been celebrated from then till this very day. The celebration on the 25th of December starts with Christmas Eve, the evening of December 24.The religious festival is originally a blend of many nationalities. The Romans held a festival on December 25 called Dies Natalis Solis Invicti,“ meaning the birthday of the unconquered son.". The Scandinavian people celebrated a winter festival called Yule, held in late December to early January. However, no one knows why December 25 became the date of Jesus’s birth since the Old Testament doesn’t mention a specific date of his birth.
3The Story about the pickle The Medieval tale of the pickle tells of two Spanish boys travelling home from boarding school for the holidays. Weary from travel, they stop at an inn for the night. The inn keeper, a mean and evil man, steals the boys' possessions, and stuffs the boys into a pickle barrel. That evening, St. Nicholas stops in for a rest at the inn, and becomes aware of the boys' plight. He taps the pickle barrel with his staff, and the boys are magically restored. The boys thank St. Nicholas, and continue happily home for Christmas.Through time, this Victorian tradition has been celebrated by hiding a hand-blown glass pickle on the Christmas tree, and whoever finds it on Christmas morning receives a special gift.