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The Christmas Carol of the Birds

Christmas Carol of the Birds: Christmas Folktale

Do you know, when we are having such good times at Christmas, what sweet music they have in Norway (Europe), that cold country across the sea? One day in the year the simple peasants who live there make the birds very happy, so that they sing, of their own free-will, a glad, joyous carol on Christmas morning.

And this is why they sing on that morning more than on any other. After the birds have found shelter from the north wind on Christmas-eve, and the night is still and bright with stars, or even if the storm be ever so severe, the good people bring out sheaves of corn and wheat from their storehouses. Tying them on slender poles, they raise them from every spire, barn, gatepost, and gable; then, when the Christmas sun rises over the hills, every spire and gable bursts forth into joyous song.

You can well believe that these songs of the birds make the people of Norway very happy. They echo, with all their hearts, their living, grateful anthem, “Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, good-will to men!

G. Hall

Paragraph On Christmas Celebration

Christmas is an annual festival celebrated on 25th December every year. It is primarily the festival of people who follow Christianity, but has become highly popular amongst everyone. India has a great attraction towards this festival as it brings with itself a lot of happiness, fun and enjoyment. Children enjoy Christmas very much because they get gifts, sweets, etc from their elders. Several states in India such as Kerala, Tamil Nadu in the south, Goa in the west, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in the north-eastern part of India have special charm for this festival. These states are considerably populated with people who follow Christianity; thus these places become utmost scenic during the Christmas season. Christmas is also popular in Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal because Kolkata (earlier known as Calcutta) was the capital city during the reign of East India Company.

Christmas is celebrated in the honour of Jesus Christ’s birthday; the lord of humanity and harmony. Thus, everyone during the Christmas season forget their enmity and come together to celebrate the birthday of their beloved God with great zeal and fervor. By distributing sweets, they spread the message that our deeds should be equally fruitful and devoid of any feeling of malice or hatred. Christmas tree and Santa Clause are an indispensable part of this festival. A huge pine or fir tree gets decorated with glitters, chocolates, gifts, sweets, etc. Cities get illuminated with different types of lights. The passion and attraction of Christmas festival is increasing year by year and it has become one of the national festivals of India now.

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