Sunday, December 20, 2009

Do you know the legend of Christmas Eve flower?

The legend of the poinsettia comes from Mexico. It tells of a girl and her little brother. They were very poor but always looked forward to the Christmas festival. Each year a large manger scene was set up in the village church, and the days before Christmas were filled with parades and parties. The two children loved Christmas, but were always saddened because they had no money to buy presents. They especially wished that they could give something to the church for the Baby Jesus. But they had nothing.
One Christmas Eve, the children set out for church to attend the service. On their way they picked some weeds growing along the roadside and decided to take them as their gift in the manger scene. The children began placing the green plants around the manger and miraculously, the green top leaves turned into bright red petals, and soon the manger was surrounded by beautiful star-like flowers and so we see them today.
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