Posts tagged ‘Christianity’

December 24, 2013

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In Bolivia they observe  La Misa Del Gallo or “Mass of the Rooster” on Christmas Eve. Some people even bring roosters to the midnight mass, as a gesture that symbolizes the belief that a rooster was the first animal to announce the birth of Jesus.

Source: http://www.facts.randomhistory.com

December 17, 2013

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The Christmas wreath has significant meaning during the holiday season. It’s circular shape represents eternity, for it has no beginning and no end. From a Christian perspective, the evergreen, most frequently used in making wreathes, symbolizes growth and everlasting life.  Holly branches have thorns, when used in a wreath it represents the thorns on Jesus’ crown when he was crucified. Bright red holly berries symbolize Jesus’ blood that was shed for us.

Source: www.holidayinsights.com

August 17, 2013

For Good Luck

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The Crossing of your Fingers action is used when a person feels the need for good luck, courage or protection. Most people accept that crossing fingers is a silly superstition, yet is it very common, in both action and speech.

Crossing the first two fingers is a good luck sign recognized around the world. It is, however, not so common in Buddhist and Muslim cultures, suggesting that the symbol’s origin is Christian and was imported to Asian countries.

There is no reliable evidence to support this, but one theory goes that during the various times when Christianity was illegal, the crossing of fingers was a secret sign for Christians to recognize each other. Yet whilst the Sign of the Cross has evolved into a good luck symbol and retained its Christian meaning, Fingers Crossed has lost any Christian connection.

Source: www.seiyaku.com