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CHRISTMAS

Quick Facts : Christmas

  • Date: Dec 25, 2015
  • Religious
  • Also Called: 25th December
  • Celebrations: Wearing costumes, Home decoration, Family gathering, Gift exchange
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Christmas is an annual holiday celebrated by the Christians, on 25th December, in the major part of the world, to celebrate the Nativity of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God, the Messiah sent from Heaven to save the world.

It is believed that Jesus was born to Mary in Bethlehem around two thousand years ago. Jesus was born in a manger because there was no room for him and for his parents, Mary and Joseph. The word Christmas comes from Cristes maesse, an early English phrase that means Mass of Christ.

Christmas is a festival that fills joy, happiness and love in people's life. On this day, people go to church, sing carols, take part in special religious services, exchange gifts, decorate their homes with holly, mistletoe, lights, flowers and Christmas trees and organize family gatherings. On the Christmas Eve, churches around the world hold evening services. At midnight, most churches hold special candlelight services. Santa Claus is a popular character in the Christmas celebration who brings gifts for the children.

Christmas Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Thu
  • Dec 25, 2008
  • Fri
  • Dec 25, 2009
  • Sat
  • Dec 25, 2010
  • Sun
  • Dec 25, 2011
  • Mon
  • Dec 26, 2011
  • Christmas Day observed
  • Tue
  • Dec 25, 2012
  • Wed
  • Dec 25, 2013
  • Sun
  • Dec 25, 2016
  • Thu
  • Dec 25, 2014
  • Fri
  • Dec 25, 2015

Us holidays celebrated in year 2016

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Fri
  • Jan 01, 2016
  • Mon
  • Jan 18, 2016
  • Sun
  • Feb 14, 2016
  • Mon
  • Feb 15, 2016
  • Fri
  • Mar 25, 2016
  • Sun
  • Mar 27, 2016
  • Sun
  • May 08, 2016
  • Mon
  • May 30, 2016
  • Sun
  • Jun 19, 2016
  • Mon
  • Jul 04, 2016
  • Mon
  • Sep 05, 2016
  • Mon
  • Oct 10, 2016
  • Mon
  • Oct 31, 2016
  • Fri
  • Nov 11, 2016
  • Thu
  • Nov 24, 2016
  • Sun
  • Dec 25, 2016