Christmas is an annual festival that is celebrated by Christians and many other communities all over the world to honor the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas 2016 will be celebrated on December 25 same as every year. Christmas is one of the biggest festivals of the year. It is a public holiday in many countries. Christmas is also called Noël, Nativity, Xmas, Yule, etc..
Christmas 2016 will be observed on 25th December as every year. Some of the common ways of celebrating Christmas include Church services, gift giving, Christmas songs, music and caroling, family and other social gatherings, exchange of Christmas cards and symbolic decorating.
There are many stories behind the celebration of this day. The most popular one is attached with the birth day of Saint Jesus. Read Christmas history on Wikipedia.
The most common and traditional way to wishing this day is “Merry Christmas” or “Merry Xmas.” Since New Year day is just 7 days away from Christmas 2016, people also sometimes wish as “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.” Christmas wishes are very popular among children as well as among adults. While parents and elders find it their duty to fulfill the Christmas wishes of their children, children use this day as a chance to get their wishes & gifts.
Like every year, Christmas in 2016 will be celebrated on December 25. You may count the number of days remaining for Christmas. Christmas countdown 2016 goes as following
In many parts of the world, Christmas lasts for 12 days, starting from December 25 to January 5. Read more about it on Wikipedia.
People, on Christmas day, wish each other with Christmas quotes & greeting. Many children and adults exchange Christmas cards & messages on this day with their friends and family members. Christmas pictures, images & wallpaper are very popular among observers.
Santa Claus is also a very important part of Christmas celebration. He is an imaginary saint, who is said to bring gifts as well as fulfill wishes of children on the night before Christmas Day. Santa Claus is said to be a white-bearded man who wears a red color coat and red trousers and carries a bag full of gifts for children. He also has a sleigh that is pulled by flying reindeer.
Some of the common traditions of Christmas include decorations Christmas tree and houses, listening to Christmas carols and music, Christmas cards, exchanging gifts, etc.