It’s Christmas and the celebrations are simply incomplete without the snow effigies commonly referred to as ‘Snowmen’. Made from snow, these human-like avatars are much loved by children. A snowman is generally made by stacking two or three blobs of snow vertically. The top layer is the face and the rest is decorated with things like stones, sticks, leaves, vegetables, buttons and various objects. Carve a mouth, eyes, nose, and hands and your snowman is ready! People also use hats and brooms experiment with the looks of the effigy. Snow Woman Bride, Farah Made by a Canadian Family Is Our Latest Crush Who Is Going Viral for All the Right Reasons
Just like one of the Christmas carols goes, ‘Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy soul, with a corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal.’ Frosty the snowman is very popular among children. But what is the significance of building a snowman on Christmas? Does it even have a religious significance? Or it is done just for fun? Find out here-
What is the significance of building a snowman on Christmas?
Frosty the snowman involves winter and snow; it resembles the joy and love that is included in building the snowman with friends and family. While frosty the snowman doesn’t have a religious significance, it is said that it was used as a decorative feature in the western European winter celebration of Christmas. Also, a forebear of Frosty- a snowman who appeared on some of the first postcards and also starred in some of the initial silent movies in the 1800s. It is said that in the earlier age the forms of expression were limited and having snow all around people began to make effigies out of the snow during festivities to express happiness.
However, we can say that there is no concrete answer to why do we build snowmen during Christmas, but it is undoubtedly a practice coming along from a very long time.
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