Christmas Deac Alex Nedelcu Diana Stir Anamaria Tite Deborah
Christmas in England The English enjoy beautiful Christmas music. They love to decorate Christmas Trees and hang up evergreen branches. One England's customs is mummering. In the Middle Ages, people called mummers put on masks and acted out Christmas plays. These plays are still performed in towns and villages. The English gift giver is called Father Christmas. He wears a long red or green robe, and leaves presents in stockings on Christmas Eve. However, the gifts are not usually opened until the following afternoon. Christmas in England began in AD 596, when St Augustine landed on her shores with monks who wanted to bring Christianity to the Anglo Saxons. Father Christmas delivers them during the night before Christmas. The Children leave an empty stocking or pillowcase hanging at the end of the bed. In the morning they hope it will be full of presents. In England the day after Christmas is called Boxing Day because boys used to go round collecting money in clay boxes. When the boxes were full, they broke them open.
Songs There are many Christmas songs being played like: • All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth • The Babe Of Bethleem • O Christmas Tree • Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer • O Little Town Of Bethleem • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town • Jingle Bells • We Wish you A Merry Christmas • Holy Night Silent Night Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright!Round yon Virgin Mother and Child!Holy Infant, so tender and mild.Sleep in heavenly peace!Sleep in heavenly peace!Silent night! Holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight!Glories stream from heaven afar, Heav'nly host sing, "alleluia!"Christ, the Savior is born!Christ, the Savior is born!Silent night! Holy night! Son of God, love's purelight!Radiant beams from Thy holy face!With the dawn redeeming grace,Jesus, Lord at Thy birth!Jesus, Lord at Thy birth!
Christmas in Romania On the first Christmas day, children walk in the streets of snow covered towns and villages, when holding in their hands a star made of board and paper with a biblical scenes painted in water colors or an icon showing Virgin Mary and baby Jesus, they sing somewhat of a question: "Do you receive the pretty star, Pretty and so bright? It has appeared on the earth Just like God through it would be right And it could be seen on high, Just like we did, in the sky. Five days before Christmas with a very sharp knife the pig is cut. This custom is called "Ignatius" from Saint Ignatius (celebrated on December the 20th). Straws are put in his snout and then it is covered with burning straws and then is it singed. The pig is nicely washed and covered with a piece of cloth for ten minutes. The housewife comes and incense the pig and then the husband comes and makes the sign of the cross on the pig's head saying to the family gathered around: "Let's eat the pig!" After the pig is cut there is a feast called the pig's funeral feast or alms. At the feast the whole family friends and neighbors take part. All eat the rid or the skin of the bacon and they also eat small pieces of fried pork they drink wine or plum brandy.
Songs Colindita Colinditanu-i maimulta, Sa traiasca cine-asculta! Susla ceruri o-naltam Si la gazde o-nchinam. O-nchinamcu veselie Si cu mare bucurie, C-am ajunsseara de-Ajun A batranuluiCraciun. Sus, maisusvominalta, Ce-am stiutnoi v-am cantat. Sa ramanetisanatosi, sanatosisibucurosi! C-am ajunsziuaceasfantaCandcolindele se canta. SarbatoarealuiCristos Sa va fie de folos! There are many Christmas songs being played like: • Astazi s-a NascutHristos [Christ Was Born Today] • SteauaSusRasare [The starring Appears on high] • MosCraciun Cu Pletedalbe[Santa Claus White’s Locks] • Sculati, gazde nu dormiti[Wake up Hosts] • O, CeVesteMinunata[Oh, What Wonderful Tiding] • Domn,Domn,Sa-naltam[Let’s Pray The Lord] • La BetleemColo-n Jos[Down The Bethleem] • NoiUmblam Si Colindam[We Walk And Wander]