General News of Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Source: Daniel Kaku
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarkwa-Nsuaem constituency in the Western Region, Hon. George Mireku-Duker has urged Christians and all Ghanaians to use this festive season to renew their spirits.
In a short Christmas message issued by the MP who is also the Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy said this country should be united and be friendly.
He prayed that the Lord God should bring comfort to everybody home and renew everybody spirit this festive season.
The statement said, “May the closeness of friends, the comfort of home, and the unity of our nation, renew your spirits this festive season”.
He wished Ghanaians a “Merry Christmas and a happy new year”.
Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world’s nations.
It is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians and forms an integral part of the holiday season.
For most Christians, the day is celebrated to mark the birth of Jesus Christ their saviour.
In the traditional Christmas narrative in the New Testament, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. When Joseph and Mary arrived in the city, the inn had no room and so they were offered a stable where the baby Jesus was born. Angels proclaimed the news to of the birth of Jesus to shepherds who then further disseminated the information.
Although the month and date of Jesus’ birth are unknown, by the early-to-mid fourth century the Western Christian Church had fixed the date of Christmas as 25 December, a date that has been adopted worldwide.
On Christmas Day some Christians attend church service in the morning. The day is usually marked with merry making among friends and families.