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Christmas
Popular Holidays
'Tis the Season!

When: December 25th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Lighting candles. Singing Christmas carols. Decorating trees. Service activities such as volunteering, cooking food for the less fortunate or donating toys for children. Dressing up as Santa Clause. Reading stories and watching movies about Santa Clause and his adventures while delivering presents using his magnificent sleigh and reindeer. Cooking a feast and enjoying eating turkey and pie with family.

Numbers

According to the National Retail Federation Americans will spend over $728 billion during the Christmas holiday in 2019.

Description

On this day is a celebration of the anniversary of the birth of the savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  Although Christmas is a Christian holiday by origin, its widely celebrated by cultures and people worldwide.  According to the bible.. on the day Jesus was born, angels were to have said many praises including the popular bible verse Luke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” One of many common traditions is to give gifts as a way to express christlike attribute of being of showing love and being in good service to one another. Another common sight during the Christmas holiday is the recreations of a nativity scene based on  the humble birth of the savior Jesus Christ that depicts baby Jesus in a manger ( crib ) with mother Mary and Joseph and shepherds nearby.
 

Interesting Facts

  1. In parts of Europe including Ukraine, the discovering of a spiders web on a Christmas tree can bring good luck!
  2. Folklore has it that a spider spun the blanket for young baby Jesus.
  3. After years of buying coloring books to distribute to children at Christmas time, the retail store Montgomery Ward had Robert May create their own book in 1939, the book launched the colorful Rudolph the Reindeer.
  4. The Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food restaurant has created a strong following and desire in Japan for KFC Chicken consumption during the Christmas holiday leading to extraordinary lines and weeks if not months ahead pre-orders for their food.
  5. The candy cane is made into J shape for a reason, it represents Jesus.
     

Information

Observed:
  • December 25th
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