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Many people believe that Christian festivals have been over commercialised and because of this they have lost their religious meaning. There

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Jay Marshall 9.10 Festivals coursework A03 Many people believe that Christian festivals have been over commercialised and because of this they have lost their religious meaning. There are many reasons that may suggest this is true, for example during as Christmas and Easter. Christmas s seen to be over commercialised because it is a time when parents may save up or take out loans to buy presents for their children. ...read more.

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Easter is another festival that has lost its religious meaning. Many children have, again, been given a false character to look forward to. They are told that the Easter bunny comes and bring chocolate eggs. Many children, instead of going to church or remembering that Easter is about Jesus' death, look forward to receiving chocolates and expect to receive new clothes for the summer. This is a result of parents being fooled by loan offers and overspending, putting them into more debt. ...read more.

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Another good example of a Christian festival that has been over commercialised is Advent. Advent calendars are now filled with chocolates and jokes and often have pictures of famous people or cartoon characters on them. Before the media over commercialised them, advent calendars used to contain passages from the bible and sometimes they used to have images from the nativity. In many ways Christmas has not lost its meaning. For example, kids are not just getting presents but remembering that the 3 wise men gave baby Jesus a present from each of them. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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