Christmas

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.... Wikipedia

  • Also called:  Noël, Nativity, Xmas
  • Observed by:  Christians, many non-Christians
  • Type:  Christian, cultural
  • Significance:  Commemoration of the nativity of Jesus
  • Celebrations:  Gift-giving, family and other social gatherings, symbolic decoration, feasting etc.
  • Observances:  Church services
  • Date:  December 25, (Western Christianity and part of the Eastern churches), January 7 (O.S. Dec. 25), (Most Oriental Orthodox and part of the Eastern Orthodox churches), January 6, (Armenian Apostolic Church, the Armenian Evangelical Church, and some Anabaptists), January 19 (O.S. Jan. 6), (Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem)
  • date:  December 25, (Western Christianity and part of the Eastern churches), January 7 (O.S. Dec. 25), (Most Oriental Orthodox and part of the Eastern Orthodox churches), January 6, (Armenian Apostolic Church, the Armenian Evangelical Church, and some Anabaptists), January 19 (O.S. Jan. 6), (Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem)
  • Frequency:  Annual
  • Related to:  Christmastide, Christmas Eve, Advent, Annunciation, Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord, Nativity Fast, Nativity of Christ, Old Christmas, Yule, St. Stephen's Day, Boxing Day
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo
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