What is Christmas Eve?
Christians have a tradition - to celebrate Christmas. And the day before him is called Christmas Eve. What is Christmas Eve? How is it common to meet with Christians?
Christmas Eve: history and traditions
Christmas Eve is coming on January 6th. The word itself was formed from "sochivo". This is the name of the dish, which is wheat grains soaked in water. Christians used to work together in Russia when the first star appeared in the sky. The tradition is connected with the story of the Bethlehem star, which began to shine at the time of the birth of Christ.
Christians have decided not to eat food on Christmas Eve until the end of evening service. After that you can have a meal, but the food should be lean - without meat, fish, dairy products. Traditional dish is kutya.
In Russia, after the meal, the songs and caroling began.
Also on Christmas Eve you can often see a nativity scene - the scene of the birth of Christ. When you create it involve different materials and ideas. The main decoration does not change - the nursery with the newborn, around which the Virgin Mary, King Herod and the Prophet Joseph have gathered.Sometimes they are portrayed by people - it turns out the whole idea of this event. In small dens, figures are molded from clay, plasticine, planed from wood. There are sculptures, nativity scenes.
Christians are looking forward to Christmas Eve and Christmas, warmly welcoming these bright holidays.