While there is still a lot of estimation about Jesus Christ’s Birthday, the exact month and the date are still hidden. A few believed that he was born in January while the emperor had declared his birthday to have been 25th December under political pressure and circumstances. The real truth is still unrevealed. Although with years, the churches adopted 25th December as his birthday which became a celebration day. This day is observed to be an annual commemoration and is declared as a holiday across the globe worldwide. For the non- Christians it is observed to be a holiday season.
Traditional followers celebrated these holidays for the pre- Christmas celebrations in the form of Gift giving day and Christmas card distribution (get more Christmas celebration ideas at our Christmas blog). Special holidays are declared across a few countries for card distribution & gifts giving day celebration. The impact of Christmas across the economy has grown in the past few centuries across the world.
Among the countries who’re observed to have strong Christian traditions are given a public holiday and the rest are excluded from it. Countries like Maldives, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Algeria, etc are excluded from the public holiday. Along with Christmas, Easter is another highly celebrated festival for the Christians and the churches highly celebrate the two occasions. In lot of countries, Santa Claus parades and other figures are featured during the Christmas Eve and New year’s Eve.
Family and public gatherings are widely observed during these holidays. In the early days, these holidays were never found to take roots because traditional Americans were believed to be protestants and conservative who always distant themselves from Catholic and Anglican holidays. With the changing modern world, now the public life is generally seen to be quiet. Post offices, banks & business areas are found to be shut. However a few food stores are observed to be open for a few hours.
This holiday plays an important role in Christianity which is also a celebration week of winter season and winter festival. It’s when the schools and colleges are given a long week of holiday. Christmas week is generally when the winters are at their peak & for the Non- Christians it’s the best time of the year when they could plan out for a vacation. The week brings everyone together, a welcoming year ahead, an occasion to celebrate, an occasion to share the joys and blessings and the mercy that god has bestowed upon us.