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28 December, 2007

Mystery Of The Unknown: The Sandwich Between Christmas And New Year

The Christmas day is regarded as one of the most sacred day to the 2.1 billion Christians in the world. But have you ever wondered whether Christmas has any meaning now with the various types of fogs clouding with commercial and political influences that comes in Christmas Sales, Guess The Gift In Santa’s Bag and many more. I cannot help but to consider this day the birthday of Jesus Christ or just a holiday splash that happens to be just a week from the New Year. I am not going to argue about the significant of the day since I am not a Christian but I just want to highlight the misuse of happy occasions.

For many Christians and also non-Christians, Christmas reminds everyone of the aroma of turkeys, chocolates and definitely the Ho-ho voice of Santa Claus. But Santa Claus is normally the main attraction especially to the children who hopes for gifts under their Christmas Tree. I have always queried about the story of Santa Claus and his reindeers from the North Pole. Various sources have stated that Santa Claus is actually St. Nicholas of Myra, a saint from Turkey, not the North Pole. The great man told in the story books and films was just a man who had a reputation for secret gift-giving, not a long white bearded fat man who always wears a red outfit with white trimmings.

Like other children, I have been thought since young that there is this man who rewards me with all my desires as long I behave well. But these lies told by majority of the Christian parents in the world are pure examples of the breaking of the eighth commandment, “Thou shall not bear false witness”. Although this act is clearly a sin, it seems this act has turned into a norm that even honorable Christian pastors commit. Do they have doubt in their beliefs or just a common mistake that is so normal that it becomes correct? Nobody knows.

New year is welcomes with the New Year’s Day on the first of January and this New Year is still the same as all the years since the creation of the Gregorian calendar and also the followers of the Eastern Orthodox churches using the Julian Calendar. Which ever calendar does not matter because the significant of the day did not change. People try their best to correct their mistake before that day to turn over a new leaf. This ‘ritual’ has been very popular and productive because many improvements have been made to make life easier to live.

For now, we are caught between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day that makes it a double prosperity for this week and I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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