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How Does A Sheep Say Merry Christmas?
How do you say Merry Christmas in Bethlehem? 1- Merry Christmas!
חג מולד שמח! khag molad sameakh!
What is the difference between Mary Christmas and Merry Christmas? For these folks “merry” has the vowel /e/ (the same sound as in “met”), “marry” has /æ/ (like in “mat”), and “Mary” has /ei/ (like in “mate,” where it’s actually two sounds — you start with /e/ and slide up). This was the norm all over America around seventy years ago.
How do aboriginals say Merry Christmas? State Library’s final ‘word of the week’ for the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages is gayaay gaangangindaay , from the Gamilaraay language of South-West Queensland. It means ‘Merry Christmas’ and is a contemporary word derived from ‘Happy birth of Jesus’.
Sacrilegious, an adjective some have applied to the Xmas spelling, is easy to misspell. It looks as though it should be “sac-” plus the word religious, but it isn’t. Instead, according to the Online Etymology Dictionary, it comes from the Latin phrase sacrum legere: “to steal sacred things.”
Well, that’s unfortunate. Especially since saying “Merry Christmas” to someone is supposed to be a friendly way of greeting them this time of year. Jesus is the reason for Christmas. We have been conditioned to change this to “Happy Holidays” and winter festivals so as not to offend anyone.”
In the 17th century, Christmas was neither merry nor happy – it was illegal. Puritans in England and in America banned the holiday as licentious, a non-biblical holdover from pagan times. Christmas was to be a day of regular work and an occasion to remember God, not fill the belly.
In general, “Happy Holidays” is accepted as the broadest and most inclusive greeting at this time of year. If you know someone celebrates Christmas you can go with “Merry Christmas,” but ’tis the season for interacting with strangers (selling to them, buying from them, bumping into them on your way out of Target).
Made famous in 1950 by Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters, “Mele Kalikimaka” is indeed how the phrase “Merry Christmas” was borrowed into Hawaiian.
Some Cherokee people say Danisdayohihv’i for Merry Christmas.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people recognise and relish the beauty of our culture and the success of our people every day of the year, but there’s one week in particular that to me feels a lot like the black version of ‘Christmas in July’, and that week is NAIDOC.
Most of the times we say: Alles Gute! (Translation- all the best) – Happy Birthday!
Maguwar burral yiradhu Pardi Pardi ! Happy birthday, Henry Jakamarra Cook – 100 years young this month!
If you want to be strict about it, stick to the Twelve Days (ish) of Christmas, starting with evening on Christmas Eve (24 Dec) through to Epiphany (6 Jan).
“Xmas” is deprecated by some modern style guides, including those at the New York Times, The Times, The Guardian, and the BBC. Millicent Fenwick, in the 1948 Vogue’s Book of Etiquette, states that “‘Xmas’ should never be used” in greeting cards.
Christmas is also sometimes known as Xmas. Some people don’t think it’s correct to call Christmas ‘Xmas’ as that takes the ‘Christ’ (Jesus) out of Christmas. (As Christmas comes from Christ-Mass, the Church service that celebrated the birth of Jesus.) But that is not quite right!
Christmas Is Rooted in Paganism
In addition to Christmas having no Scriptural basis, it is important to note that the celebration of this holiday did not stem from Christian or Church-based doctrines. In fact, modern Christmas practices evolved directly from pagan traditions that predated the birth of Christ.
It’s Okay to Skip the Holidays
Really, it is. No matter how many people try to shame you into coming to the holiday party or having everyone over for Christmas dinner, remember your needs and stay strong!
It’s safe, easy to use, and doesn’t create confusion. So regardless of your celebration style or religious orientation, if someone wishes you a Merry Christmas on December 23rd, 24th, and 25th please do not be offended.
“It’s no more than a mere greeting to express happiness and enjoyment upon seeing the happiness of those celebrating,” the mufti said in a statement on Monday. He said the greeting is permissible when it is a congratulatory expression on the celebration of other faiths without glorifying their religion.
Christmas is a time of celebration and therefore a ‘Merry Christmas’ would be appropriate. A new year, as in ‘Happy New Year’, on other hand, extends over a whole year (and further on) and as such the sense of good luck, good fortune and prosperity provided by Happy would be appropriate.
The greeting dates back to at least 1534 in London, when it was written in a letter sent to Henry VIII’s chief minister Thomas Cromwell from bishop John Fisher. Scholars also note the phrase was used in the 16th century English carol “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
[Have a] Happy Holiday! This is different to the US idiomatic valediction “Happy Holidays!”, but has the same meaning; and it would be fully understood by the listener as being a farewell before a vacation begins. Happy Holidays is used only around Christmas in the USA.
Filters. (US, Canada) A greeting used during the Christmas and winter holiday season to recognize the celebration of many holidays, including Christmas, New Year’s Day, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, and sometimes Thanksgiving.
Ahiahi Kalikimaka – Christmas Eve.