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Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Christmas is an annual holiday of Christians that commemorates the birth of Lord Jesus. Christmas Day celebrations include various traditions such as arrival of Santa Claus, display of nativity scenes, Christmas trees and exchange of gifts and cards. Christmas is the main festival of Christians all over the world. This festival marks the celebration of birth of Lord Jesus Christ. The name 'Christmas' is originated from the Mass of Christ i.e. Lord Jesus. The Mass service is also called as Communion or Eucharist. Christians remember that Jesus died for the noble cause of humanity then came back to life as well.

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Happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! - Charles Dickens
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Dates for Christmas Day from 2013 to 2025

When is...? Date Day of the week
Christmas Day 2013 December 25, 2013 Wednesday
Xmas Day 2014 December 25, 2014 Thursday
Christmas 2015 December 25, 2015 Friday
Xmas Day 2016 December 25, 2016 Sunday
Christmas 2017 December 25, 2017 Monday
Christmas Day 2018 December 25, 2018 Tuesday
Christmas Day 2019 December 25, 2019 Wednesday
Christmas Day 2020 December 25, 2020 Friday
Christmas 2021 December 25, 2021 Saturday
Christmas Day 2022 December 25, 2022 Sunday
Christmas Day 2023 December 25, 2023 Monday
Xmas Day 2024 December 25, 2024 Wednesday
Christmas Day 2025 December 25, 2025 Thursday

Other Names and Languages

Language Name Language Name
English Christmas Day Arabic يوم عيد الميلاد
Chinese 聖誕節 Croatian Božić
Czech svátek vánoční Danish Juledag
Dutch Eerste kerstdag Finnish Joulupäivä
French Noël German Weihnachten
Greek Χριστούγεννα Hindi क्रिसमस का दिन
Hungarian Karácsony Irish Lá Nollag
Italian Natale Norwegian Første juledag
Polish Boże Narodzenie Portuguese Natal
Romanian Crăciunul Russian Рождество
Russian (latin) Rozhdestvo Language Name
Spanish Navidad Swedish Juldagen
Slovenian božič Slovak Prvý sviatok vianočný

Christmas Day 2019 – 25th December – Tuesday

Christmas day is celebrated to welcome Jesus on the Earth to do good to the mankind. It is celebrated on 25th December 1 BC, when Jesus was believed to have been born. This day is a holiday in most of the countries. If the day falls on a weekend then a holiday is granted on some other day of the coming weeks in lieu. But not in all the countries, it is celebrated on 25th of December and is also not a public holiday in some of the countries.

The Story behind the birth of Jesus!!

The festival of Christmas that falls during winters is celebrated all over the world as Christ's birthday. But does everybody know the actual story behind the birth of Jesus Christ? Obviously not, as there are many explanations about the birth of Christ and the month when he was born and for the evidence of the Christmas festival.

The nativity of Jesus has been explained by many and everyone agrees on the fact that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea and his birth was caused by the divine intervention from his mother Marry. There are two versions of the stories: one is of Luke and another is of Mathew.

As per Juke’s version, the birth was pre-announced to the mother Marry by an angel. The birth took place during the Census of Quirinius and in the presence of Shepherds at the temple. But there are many strong and evident reasons behind Jesus might not have been given birth in winters denying the fact of shepherds keeping sheep out on the hills as there must have been so much snow making it impossible to keep sheep out there. The season of birth can be either spring or autumn.

Another evident related to this is that during the spring season between March to April, before 1500 years from the birth of Jesus, there is a Jewish festival called Passover that requires lots of lambs to be sacrificed in the temple in Jerusalem. Jews from all over the Roman Empire travel there to celebrate this festival. Also, Mary and Joseph (husband of Marry but not the biological father of Jesus) went to Bethlehem for the census and Bethlehem is about six miles from Jerusalem.

Then, again, in September or October, there is another festival of Jews called Sukkot that has its name in the Bible. During this festival, the Jews lived outside their homes in temporary shelters called huts or booth. This is the time when Jewish people remember that they are dependent on God for everything thing that they have after escaping from Egypt.

Both the stories given above show that Sukkot is the time that describes the time of the birth of Jesus as it matched the description given in the Bible. It might have also been a great time for the Jews to take the Roman Census as they carry their own shelters as Mary and Joseph were also carrying their own tents when Mary was pregnant.

Although the year when Jesus was born is not known, and as per the new calendar, Jesus was born in year 1. But, as per the most scholars' point of view, Jesus was born between 2 BCE/BC and 7 BCE/BC.

So, next time, before organizing a Christmas party, give it a thought that you are celebrating a real event that has happened around 2000 years ago when we don’t have calendars to match the date and year of birth.

So, celebrate Christmas with the amazing memories of the best Christmas present sent to the world in the form of Christ; the Son of God.

Why Christmas day is celebrated on 25th December?

Christmas is celebrated all over the world by everyone belonging to different religions and castes apart from being Christian on 25th December every year from time immemorial. But you must have that questing striking in your mind about the date that why this festival is celebrated on 25 of December every year.

As no one knows when Jesus was born and when he died. So, there was surely a big argument on when to celebrate Christmas as Christ was not only born in winters and also not in year 1. It was slightly earlier in between 2 BCE/BC and 7 BCE/BC, one can call as year 0 also. And, surprisingly, the first date that is recorded of the Christmas celebration was of 336 on 25th December, during the time of the Roman Empire, though it was not an official festival of Romans, but then too it was firstly celebrated by them.

Now, coming back to the celebration of this festival on 25th December, many explanations and traditions are stating the reasons for this. The much earlier one was:

When the mother of Jesus named, Mary was told by an angel that she will be blessed with a baby bid, the day was March 25th. After the annunciation was made, Jesus was born. So, evidently and logically, after nine-month from 25th March, then day fall is 25th December, on which Christmas is celebrated. Also, many early Christian thought that March 25th was the day when the world was formed and Jesus as an adult died as per the Jewish calendar. Their thought was that Jesus was born and died on the same day of the year.

Other than this theory, people also think that earlier Romans used to celebrate their festivals in mid winters after they have escaped from the salivary, and so they are celebrating Christmas in winters from then as many festivals and traditions are already being celebrated on this day and month with the onset of winters.

As per the winter solstice, the difference between the day and night in winters is minimal as per the Roman culture of festivals between December 21st to 22nd and also the Jewish festivals of light fall on the 25th of the same time as that of December. So, this might also be the reason to celebrate Christmas on 25th December for the early Church after collecting many shreds of evidence and concluding many theories related to this.

Now, the western countries celebrate the festival on 25th December and following them many other countries and regions have started celebrating this winter festival on the same date. So, finally, it is proven that Christmas is and was celebrated on 25th December from the times of the Roman Empire, Jewish people, and earlier Church.

When was Christmas celebrated on “25th December” for the first time?

Christmas is not a new festival in the Christian calendar. From almost 2000 years ago, this festival is being celebrated all over the world by the people belonging to the Hindu religion, Muslim religion, different casts, and of course residing in any city or state of the world. This day is considered the day when Jesus birth was born, who is believed by the Christians as the Son of God.

But, does anybody know the actual meaning of the word “Christmas”?

Christmas is the word that is formed from two different words Christ and Mass having some meaning in particular. The mass or huge service is given by the Christians to God or Jesus on this day where they remember that Jesus died for them and came back to life. This service is only allowed to take place after sunset and before sunrise as per the Christian ritual. And, hence we get the name shortened for Christ-Mass as Christmas.

There are many stories and theories that mark the existence of Christmas and Jesus and also the date when it is celebrated i.e. 25th December. There are also many reasons given for the date chosen in the churches for the celebration. Some thought that it was because of the winter solstice and some thought that this time around the year is the one when every holy festival or event is celebrated.

But, do you know that the very first time the Christmas was celebrated on 25th December on 336, during the time of Roman Emperor Constantine. But, at that time, it was not an official festival of Romans. Apart from this, very firstly, the western countries have started following the tradition of celebrating Christmas on the 25th of December every year after the invention of the new calendar system. And, then this tradition is being followed by Britain and Europe and then it spread all over the world and is now the most eagerly awaited festival of the year.

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