What is a Happy Birthday Jesus poem?


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A Happy Birthday Jesus poem is a poem that wishes Jesus a happy birthday. Traditionally, most Christians celebrate Jesus's birthday on Christmas Day, which is December 25th on the Julian calendar and January 7th on the Gregorian calendar.

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Christmas was once considered exclusively a Christian holiday, but through the years, its celebration has become increasingly secularized and commercialized. In an attempt to draw the focus back to Jesus, the Christian God whose birth as a man is celebrated on Christmas, many people engage in rituals or activities that are centered around Jesus instead of Santa Claus.

A Happy Birthday Jesus poem is one way for Christians to center the holiday around Jesus. A Happy Birthday Jesus poem could be a sweeping epic about his life and the miracles he performed, or it could be a short lyrical poem written by or for children.

A Happy Birthday Jesus poem can be performed as a haiku. A haiku is a traditional Japanese poem that has a line with seven syllables, a line with five syllables, and a final line with five syllables. One example of a Happy Birthday Jesus haiku poem is "Happy Birthday God / Jesus born in a manger / Let's celebrate now!"

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