Christmas is celebrated throughout the world. Almost everyone knows the image of Santa Claus, also known as Old St. Nick. After all, he is hard to miss with his bright red clothing and big white beard. But who is Santa Claus, and why is he associated with Christmas, a holiday that represents the birth of Jesus? Long before the birth of Jesus, many cultures already celebrated festivals in winter, where people gathered and shared gifts.

世界各地都會慶祝聖誕節。幾乎每個人都知道聖誕老人的形象,他也以聖尼古拉斯老人的身分為人所知。畢竟,他穿著鮮紅的衣服,留著大白鬍子,很難被忽視。但聖誕老人是誰,為什麼他與聖誕節這個代表耶穌誕生的節日有關聯?早在耶穌誕生之前,許多文化已在冬天慶祝節日,人們會齊聚一堂分享禮物。

 

生活必備字詞:

after all  畢竟

beard n. 鬍子

represent vt. 象徵,代表


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本文節錄自《常春藤生活英語》雜誌,完整內容請見十二月號。

 

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