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The Christmas dinner is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated moments for families around the world who celebrate this day every year on December 24th. It is a time to enjoy delicious meals, exchange gifts, and above all, embrace and spend time with loved ones. . for them.
The Christmas dinner It is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated moments for families around the world who celebrate this day every year on December 24th. It is a time to enjoy delicious meals, exchange gifts, and above all, embrace and spend time with their loved ones. ones. for them. But like any important ritual, Christmas dinner is no exception.
What is the meaning of Christmas dinner?
According to Christian tradition, the birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated when the family sits at the table and eats turkey, codfish, “romeritos” (a traditional Mexican dish), and other delicacies. This represents when Jesus came into the world as God’s sent Son to bring His word to humanity. . The abundance of food and drink symbolizes receiving the abundance of God‘s word through His only begotten Son. Before some families sit down to eat, they often sing the lullaby of the Goddess, which involves gently rocking the image of Jesus in the manger.
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The Last Supper, where Jesus Christ gathered with his followers for the last time before his death, is also seen in this act of sharing a table with loved ones. Additionally, December 24th is celebrated as the so-called Christmas Eve, which symbolizes the end of a dark night and the birth of a better time for humanity. Families celebrate the fact of having a “silent night, a night of love” as the divine grace knocks on their door.
According to the traditions of each country and even each family, the ritual of the dinner, the food, or the lifestyle of the people will be different. But the main point is to remember the coming of Jesus into the world and the beginning of an era of hope, goodness, and understanding for humanity.