Christmas is an annual memorial of the birth of Jesus Christ and a commonly observed cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by billions of people around the world. Christmas is a public holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an important part of the Christmas and holiday season.
Christmas in India:
Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music and carolling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christ kind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas time and have their own body of customs and teachings.
Because gift giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve sensitive economic activity among both Christians and non-Christians, the holiday has become a major event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. While the birth year of Jesus is approximate among modern historians to have been between 7 and 2 BC, the correct month and day of his birth are unknown.
Christmas is both a holy religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature.
Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the birthday of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a religious leader whose tradition forms the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, presence church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. Christmas Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1870.
December 25, 2013 is celebrated as a Christmas Day.