Ever wondered why do we shorten Christmas as Xmas?

Ever wondered

Ever wondered why do we shorten Christmas as Xmas?

Ever wondered why do we shorten Christmas as Xmas?

Sometimes we don’t ask basic questions such as these. But if you search for it, you will find the answer. In the Greek alphabet, X is the symbol for the letter ‘chi.’ Chi (or X) is the first letter in the Greek word for Christ. In the early days of the Christian church, Christians used the letter X as a secret symbol to indicate their membership in the church to others. If you know the Greek meaning of X, Xmas and Christmas essentially mean the same thing: Christ + mass = Christmas.

Next time when you see Xmas written nearly everywhere, from advertisements to Christmas cards; you would know why. 😀 Merry Christmas everyone. 

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