The Christmas season begins on December 25 and is known as the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord. This time we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Our Savior. It ends with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord and includes other important festivals such as the Epiphany or adoration of the Magi from the East. The next Christmas season ends on January 8, 2024.
During Christmas, we celebrate in a special way that God is with us now and always because he was incarnated in the womb of Mary of Nazareth, assuming our human nature. This entire season we rejoice in the Mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God who became man. People all over the world celebrate Christmas and the holidays of the Christmas season, with special traditions and customs. Although they are different, they are all reminders that Jesus is the Light, the Life and the joy of the world.
During the Christmas season, we hear the story of Jesus' birth in the Gospels and hear Jesus called by the name Emmanuel, which means "God with us." We prayed and sang Christmas carols with great joy, cooing and laying the image of the Christ Child in the manger and we participated in the Holy Mass. We celebrate with family gatherings sharing food, sweets and gifts with friends without forgetting our brothers and sisters in need.
The Christmas season is a time to rejoice and celebrate that God is with us, strengthening our faith, our hope, and our commitment to live out love according to the Gospel of Christ.