Thursday, July 23, 2020

Noel * Day 23 of Christmas



Today card project is #23  in our 31 days of Christmas project : 




Why is Christmas called Noel?
A term signifying the holiday season, Noël comes to us from the Latin verb nasci, meaning “to be born.” In the book of Ecclesiastes, the birth of Jesus is called natalis. A variation of this word, nael, made its way into Old French as a reference to the Christmas season and later into Middle English as nowel.
Noël is “Christmas” in French. Joyeux Noël is French for “Merry Christmas.”
2. Noel can also mean good news, coming from the French phrase bonnes nouvelles (“good news”).
3. Noel can even mean birthday. The French noël comes from the Latin natalis, meaning  birthday. 
4. Finally, noel can also refer to a Christmas carol.
he First Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
 In fields as they lay, keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

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