For many of us, Christmas traditions have many superstitions and religious beliefs e related to them. Many things and activities are classified as good omens and ill omens for the coming year on this day.
Did you know that traditionally, the doors of the home were thrown open at midnight on Christmas Eve to let the trapped evil spirits out.
Christmas evergreens represent endurance while the berries represent resurrection of life. Since the 15th century, holly and ivy were essential part of Christmas decorations for church.
Holly was used as a protection against witches and thunder.
Greedy merchants who put up their Christmas finery in November were subject to the daily court of the malicious intents of evil spirits
A leaf of ivy was left in a bowl of water on Hogmany (New Years Eve) until the eve of Twelfth Night (Little Christmas) on 6th January. If it remained fresh and green a good year was expected. If it withered and had black spots by the end, ill health was prophesized.
Giving a new pair of shoes as Christmas gifts would make your friends walk away from you.
According to English customs, however, If you do not give a new pair of shoes to a poor person at least once in your lifetime, you will go barefoot in the next world, so English people often gift shoes as Christmas presents to the poor.
Christmas is also a time to evoke tender feelings and feelings of love for Christ and fellow human beings. It is a time to open our hearts and welcome God and His Son into our lives.
Blessings are like flowers. When they are fresh people prize them, when they wither, people forget them. How often do we remember the blessings and the miracles that are showered on us from heaven above and how often do we whine about the misfortunes we are made to encounter throughout our lives
So on this Super Saturday I'll leave you with a blessing
During this Christmas season,
May you be blessed
With the spirit of the season,
which is peace,
The gladness of the season,
which is hope,
And the heart of the season,
which is love