The meaning of the word means "the Mass of Christ (Christ's mass)", that is, "for a dinner of Christ." The ceremony from the "New Testament" and "The Last Supper." And "Mass of Christ (Christ's mass)" is the word of Greek and Latin together, because Christ came from Greek 朱老牝考而??, meaning originally referred only to the Jews , put forward as the savior; and from the Latin mass language missa, intended for the meeting (dismissal), extended for the Thanksgiving gathering of Church of Christ. Therefore, sometimes abbreviated as "Xmas". This may be due to X is similar to the Greek letter 朱 (Chi); 朱 is "Christ" in Greek 朱老牝考而??足 (Christos) in the first letter. In order to respect other religious beliefs in order to dilute the religious Christmas. Dutch names similar to English, known as Kerstroeten. Spanish Christmas is called Navidad (or Pascuas), known as the Portuguese Festas, known as the Polish Narodzenie, French called Noel, known as the Italian Natale, Catalan as Nadal, the meaning is "born" more clearly reflect the meaning of Christmas. On the other hand, as the German Weihnachten, meaning "holy night."
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Church to start there is no Christmas, about hundred years after Jesus ascended to heaven only. It is said that: The first Christmas in the year 138 AD by the Bishop of St. Clement of Rome, held the initiative. History of the Church contains the first Christmas in the year AD 336. Unknown because of the Bible in mind when Jesus was born, it varies all over the Christmas period. 440 years until the year before by the Holy See is scheduled for December 25 for Christmas. The Year in 1607, church leaders around the world gathered in Bethlehem to be determined, since the majority of Christians are in the world on December 25 for Christmas. The nineteenth century, the prevalence of Christmas cards, the appearance of Santa Claus, Christmas also started to pop up.