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The purpose of Christmas for Christians is to celebrate the birth of Jesus. For others, it is a public holiday to celebrate with family and friends and to give and receive gifts.

Christmas - Wikipedia

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Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, ... However, some Eastern Christian Churches celebrate Christmas on December 25 of the older Julian calendar...

Why Christmas Celebrated on the 25th December? -- Christmas ...

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Why we traditionally celebrate Christmas Day on 25th December and when other people celebrate Christmas around the world.

Christmas Around the World, Christmas Traditions and Celebrations ...

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How Christmas is celebrated Around the World in lots of different countries.

Christmas in Sweden -- Christmas Around the World -- whychristmas ...

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Around Christmas time in Sweden, one of the biggest celebrations is St. Lucia's Day (or St. Lucy's Day) on December 13th. The celebration comes from stories ...

Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25? - Ask History

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Dec 24, 2012 ... Most Christians today probably can't imagine Christmas on any other day than December 25, but it wasn't always that way. In fact, for the first ...

Why do we celebrate Christmas? - Got Questions

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Answer: Christians the world over celebrate Christmas in honor of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. Various Christmas traditions have been associated with ...

Why do we actually celebrate Christmas? | Käthe Wohlfahrt

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Of course to start with Christmas is a Christian festival. The birth of Christ is celebrated by 2 billion Christians all over the world on 25th December. But why was ...

How December 25 Became Christmas - Biblical Archaeology Society

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Dec 2, 2016 ... A blanket of snow covers the little town of Bethlehem, in Pieter Bruegel's oil painting from 1566. Although Jesus' birth is celebrated every year ...

The Top 10 Reasons Why I Don't Celebrate Christmas | United ...

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Nov 25, 2006 ... Christmas is a hugely popular holiday celebrated by some 2 billion people worldwide. It's become such an ingrained part of modern culture that ...