Christmas is a holiday known mainly to the west because in the western countries they are primarily Christian. As Christmas is the anniversary of the birth of Jesus, in the West this is a big holiday. Everyone takes the time to decorate their home and prepare for a day, which makes Christmas become warmer.
In recent years, Christmas day has become more common in Vietnam. Although not being a part of the official holidays, Christmas is almost a common holiday for all who are no longer dedicated to Christianity.
Christmas Day is usually held on the evening of December 24 and lasts until December 25. People will give each other gifts, especially young couples often give each other sweet wishes. Besides, on this day, the children are often be given presents by the old man.
In these days, Christmas tree decorations are taking place in many places, be it artificial trees made of plastic, or real plants are usually three-leaf or horse-drawn pines, while in western countries multi-use species of pine, spruce, sam.
In the trees, people usually hang many kinds of decorations, but usually there are bell rings, snow leopards, boots, gift packages and decorative lights like Western countries.
Christmas in Vietnam is one of the cultural events not only in companies, organizations, businesses … but this is a holiday for everyone to have fun, and celebrate Christmas rhythm.
Give each other gifts, send messages warm and peaceful, children will be eagerly gifted Santa Claus. More specifically, the Christians will be preparing to perform at the cathedral.
It is said that the first Christmas was held in Vietnam by a woman who presided over it, Maria Madeleine Minh-Germany Wang Thai Phi. Minh-Duc is the wife of Lord Nguyen Hoang, the mother of Prince Nguyen Phuc Khe, the title of Faye Wong, is at the top of the Order.
In 1625, at the age of 50, she joined Catholicism in Thuan Hoa by Bishop Francisco di Pina baptizing her with the holy name of Mary Magdalene, witnessed by the priest of Dac Lo.