What is Christmas?Christmas (which means "Feast day of Christ") is a Christian holiday that refers to the birth of Jesus (whom Christians believe is the Son of God), and a cultural holiday for non-Christians.
When is Christmas Celebrated?The day known as Christmas Day is celebrated on the 25th day of December.
It is one of the most important days of the year for Christians, along with Easter when the death and resurrection of Jesus are celebrated.
The season of preparing for Christmas is called Advent and begins on a Sunday about four weeks before Christmas. The Christmas Season (called Christmastide) ends 6 January or the Twelfth Day of Christmas, in which Epiphany is remembered.
Where is Christmas Celebrated?Christmas is celebrated all over the world, as a religious holiday or as a time of celebration by Christians and non-Christians alike.
The traditions are different from country to country, but they nearly always include a feast, giving gifts or cards, and enjoying church or public festivities such as singing Christmas carols and songs. Santa Claus is a tradition in many countries of the world.
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