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Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed mostly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is prepared for the season of Advent or Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts for twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an Octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many parts of the world, is also celebrated culturally by a large number of non-Christian people and is an integral part of the festive and holiday season.

The precise year of Jesus’ birth, which some historians place between 7 BC and 2 BC, is unknown. By the early to mid-4th century, Western Christianity had placed Christmas on December 25, a date later endorsed by Pope Julius I, whilst Eastern Christianity developed different customs. The rejoiceful celebrations of Christmas Day include attending special religious services such as Midnight Mass or morning services, singing carols, decorating trees with electric lights, baking Christmas cake, Xmas pudding and mince pies, and giving and receiving presents. Many people offer help and serve the people in need on Christmas Day celebrations. Many vibrant & colourful concerts & shows are arranged during this special occasion.

Most importantly, Christmas Day is the time people show their love and care towards others and pray for peace & harmony all over the world. Merry Christmas!

Activity Ideas:

  • Get in the festive spirit with our Christmas Activity Book – here
  • Enjoy our Christmas poetry page – here 
  • Enjoy Christmas Charades with our Charades Flash Cards – here