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Information about Christmas

http://www.chinese.cn 17:15, December 20, 2010 Confucius Institute Online

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On December 25, whether it's Sunday or not, all churches hold worshipping ceremonies. Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox Church hold Mass and Protestantism holds Christmas worship.

Christmas Eve refers to the period from the evening of December 24 to the morning of December 25. The churches organize some choirs (or organized by believers spontaneously) to sing Christmas carols at the gate or under the window of every household, which is called "reporting good news", meaning reproduction of the episode that the angel reported the good news of Jesus' birth to the shepherd in a suburb of Bethlehem that year. People "reporting good news" are called "Christmas Waits", and this activity often last until daybreak. There will be more and more people, and sound is louder and louder to fill all streets and alleys with songs.

The anthem sang at Christmas is called Christmas Carol.


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