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Christmas

  1. 1. Christmas
  2. 2. Christmas is an important Christian festival celebrated on December 25th.
  3. 3. This day marks, and honors the birth of Jesus of Nazareth,...
  4. 4. …who was born in Bethlehem on this day to Mary and Joseph.
  5. 5. Celebrations start with a mass before midnight on Christmas Eve.
  6. 6. This mass ceremony, which is held in churches marks the beginning of Christmas Day.
  7. 7. Traditional customs include exchanging gifts, church celebrations,…
  8. 8. … and the display of various decorations…
  9. 9. … including the Christmas tree,…
  10. 10. … lights, mistletoe,…
  11. 11. …nativity scenes and holly leaves.
  12. 12. Santa Claus is a popular mythological figure, often associated with bringing gifts on Christmas.
  13. 13. Santa is often shown riding a sleigh pulled by reindeers.
  14. 14. The entire Christmas season spans more than a week, and is known as Yuletide.
  15. 15. Often, people in the western hemisphere have vacations at this time that span until the New Year.
  16. 16. Christmas also heralds sales and fairs,…
  17. 17. … and is associated with Christmas cakes.
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