What is Christmas Day?
Christmas Day is an annual, religious and cultural holiday for commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated on 25st of December annually. Even it is a religious holiday belongs to Christians; it started to being celebrated by unchristian people from the beginning of 2000s. As the time passes by, Christmas Day was abstracted from its religious meaning a bit and started to centre round on gift shopping and celebrations. It’s most common symbol is Santa Claus.
The celebrations of Christmas Day start on 24th of December which is the Christmas Day’s Eve. Some countries celebrations continue until the evening of 26th of December. Some Orthodox churches (for example Armenian Church) are celebrated Christmas Day on 6th of January because this date comes up to Christmas in Julian calendar. The reason of this date difference is the editing on the Gregorian calendar which was made by XIII. George, Catholic Pope.
According to some beliefs, Christmas Day’s origin is based on some Pagan winter festivals from ancient ages.
The celebrations of Christmas Day are going with a swing at the present time. People decorate Christmas trees and put some presents under the tree. All of the houses and streets are lighted up and people arrange Christmas parties. In the Christmas Eve, coming of Santa Claus is stimulated by people. Classic Christmas meals including turkey and sausage are prepared and children write letters for Santa Claus to tell him the presents they want from him. For little children, a lot of presents and candies are put into symbolic giant socks.
Christmas Day affected the whole world’s culture. It is one of the most popular celebrations in the world.
When is Christmas Day?
Christmas Day is celebrated on 25th of December annually. The next Christmas Day is on Tuesday, December 25, 2018.
Dates for Christmas Day from 2018 to 2025
- Christmas Day 2019 - December 25, 2019 - Wednesday
- Christmas Day 2020 - December 25, 2020 - Friday
- Christmas Day 2021 - December 25, 2021 - Saturday
- Christmas Day 2022 - December 25, 2022 - Sunday
- Christmas Day 2023 - December 25, 2023 - Monday
- Christmas Day 2024 - December 25, 2024 - Wednesday
- Christmas Day 2025 - December 25, 2025 - Thursday