Christmas celebration - Is it a celebration for all?

@zandi458 (28107)
Malaysia
December 8, 2008 11:13pm CST
Christmas is days away and Christians all over the world are eagerly looking forward to celebrate this joyous occasions by going to church, remembering the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ, and merry making to celebrate the day. But I am just wondering whether Christmas is being celebrated by everyone in your country regardless of their beliefs. As most Christians regard christmas as a Holy day, to celebrate the birth of Christ, it seems that some people coincide christmas as their year end holiday celebrations and not as a religious celebrations as most christians do. Christmas is more meaningful to the christians at large. Unlike my country, a muslim country, christmas is only celebrated by the christians and being the minority we are only given one day public holiday to celebrate christmas. Sad but we still manage to mark the day in the true spirit of christmas.
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@Lakota12 (42605)
• United States
9 Dec 08
thats nice and it really is for a one day affair altho lots of companies here take off the Friday after and tehn others make them go to work the day after to get paid fot hte holiday. TO me CHristmas day is for HIS birthday altho some say it really isnt? but then they had to pick a day I suppose. Some here wont celibrte it as thioer religions are differnt. Y sort of know which ones on the block or neighborhood dont for the dont decorate thier yards like some. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
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@Lakota12 (42605)
• United States
14 Dec 08
I love to ride around and look at all the house all lite up and ome are really beautifl you can see my yard in my profile!
@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 08
Thats what I meant. Only the christian celebrates christmas by having the decorations all over their yards and having parties at their houses during christmas.
@redhotpogo (4422)
• United States
9 Dec 08
even if you are not christian, nor believe in a god, its still good to celebrate christmas. its a day that family and friends get together and share what they have, and also a day to give to those who are poor, or sick. you don't need to believe in anything but yourself to do that.
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@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
9 Dec 08
Okay I understand your concept but just curious to know whether it is celebrated lavishly in their homes like the christians. It is our practice to have open houses during christmas and all other festivals in our country.
• United States
9 Dec 08
Everyone celebrates Christmas here the same. Whether you are christian or not. Doesn't matter what you believe. Everyone likes getting gifts, and spending time with each other. How someone celebrates christmas here has nothing to do with their beliefs, and more on how much money they have. I'm christian, but I don't have lavish parties. I can't afford that.
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@flowerchilde (12530)
• United States
11 Dec 08
Here in the U.S. even though more than half the population is christian and in favor of celebrating Christmas there is a very strong move on to strip our society of all things christian and christmas.. Since christianity is in our roots and foundation, I find this to be not only silly and intolerant but downright dangerous as once you pull up a foundation, well, no god follows. Also three times this last week I have heard accounts of someone speaking with an ex communist or in one case an ex soldier for Hitler, who said the whole thing reminds them of what they went through..
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@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 08
This is sad, isn't. We can't do anything much but just pray that God keep the peace during christmas.
@riyasam (16560)
• India
9 Dec 08
i do celebrate christmas but in my country christmas is not celebrated in such a grand scale as other festivals.people of different religions stay here.the majority is hindus.
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@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
9 Dec 08
Well fine, you're celebrating christmas too. Of course it is normal for other religion to join in the christmas celebration but are there also serving goodies like the christian homes and inviting friends to their house?
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@riyasam (16560)
• India
9 Dec 08
well,they do join us but they donot invite friends or prepare goodies.
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@sunny0806 (248)
• China
10 Dec 08
Christmas is not known among the elders and farmers in China. It is not a festival in China, too. Of course we have no day off. But in big cities like shanghai, beijing, guangzhou and so on, more and more younger will celebrate with their friends at silent night. And some malls begin to sell promotion from today. In China spring festival is the most important traditional festival. We'll have a holiday of 7 days. In these days we'll stay with our family and relatives or visit our teachers and friends. It's a good time to confirm our fellowship. Spring festival is more popular in children because they can receive many gifts including much money from adults.
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@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 08
I think time is changing and the younger generations are now celebrating christmas like the rest of the world. Yes, I have chinese relatives in my country who are celebrating the spring festival which we name it here as Chinese New Year. I join them every year and I like to eat the 'Nien Kou'
• China
10 Dec 08
well. we don't have any hoilday at all......5555555555555555
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@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 08
Unfortunately, but you can join the fun by watching tv and mylotting.
@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
Christmas is for all people no matter where they are and what their religions are. I think the difference here is the way people celebrate Christmas. There are some muslim people in the place where I live and they do celebrate Christmas with us. Well, they do not actually put up christmas trees and such in their home but they do understand what christmas is all about and they enjoy sharing their blessings with the rest of us.
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@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 08
The muslims do believe in Jesus and it is written in their holy book that Jesus is one of their prophet. If am not mistaken.
• Philippines
9 Dec 08
I hear you. There are lots of people whose religion don't acknowledge Christmas. I think there should be no religion requirement to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. What I mean is, I know that Christians and Catholics and all other who celebrates it probably welcomes any other people who would want to celebrate Christmas with them as a sign of selflessness, maybe.
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@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
9 Dec 08
I always have open houses during christmas to invite friends to the house to celebrate with us but like I say are they having it in their own house too.
@quinnkl (1667)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I have many friends who are not Christians, who celebrate the holiday. Not in the same way that Christians do of course - or for the same basic reason, but they have parties and wish each other happy holidays and get into the spirit of it all. I just wish the USA would celebrate all religious holidays also and not just Christian holidays. We are a "freedom of religion" country after all. We should all help each other celebrate our beliefs and who we are!
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@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 08
Maybe my country is the only country who have the most public holidays for religious celebration as we have people from all religions staying in my country.
@savypat (20217)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Here there are as many ways to celebrate Christmas as there are people. Officially Christmas is for the birth of Christ. But it is also a school holiday, most schools give 2 weeks off and all the business is closed on Christmas, except some food places. Our muslims and jews take this time off also. Everybody enjoys a time off.
@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 08
oh because of the holiday seasons that coincides with christmas which enables everyone to share the spirit of christmas. It becomes a shared festival for all to enjoy. That is good, unlike here in my place only the christians place the importance of christmas. But the others will also come to the christian homes to share in the joy.
@chandu245 (647)
• India
9 Dec 08
I will also celebrate the christamas as a Hindu but i will also celebrate. There is no differenciations in the religion while celebrating the festivals. It's for all.
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@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
9 Dec 08
Maybe you're celebrating with friends and not having it at home, are you?
9 Dec 08
obviously those who are in ignorance.and those who doesnot know who is the real god thinks that christmas is just for christiams.but christianity is not a religion.its the god who is cleaning alll ur karmas.and he is god fpr all and get moksha.because.god is going to remove all ur evil acts..
@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 08
Maybe I am one of those ignorant person as I was brought up from a different culture and since everyone is excited about the coming of this great festival it is only appropriate to ask if they share the same views as the christians and it has nothing to do with karma.
@Crizhant (187)
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
Christmas is a celebration for all, because Jesus is the Savior of the world we our living. You could always celebrate Christmas with your family and make the most of it although it's only a day holiday in your place. :)
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@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 08
That is a great way of saying about it and this means people who celebrate christmas regardless of their religious belief acknowledge the truth that Jesus is the savior of the world.
• United States
10 Dec 08
I am a Christian and I do view the holiday as more than just another holiday. It is very meaningful to my family and I, though many others do not see it the same way. In my country(USA) most people do celebrate the holiday no matter what their religious beliefs may be.
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@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 08
Oh great this is news to me that other religious belief celebrate christmas too but I think christmas has become too commercialized now that the true meaning of christmas no longer mean anything anymore.