Christmas Day around the world in 2019

Christmas Day around the world in 2019
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  Dates of Christmas Day around the world
2022 Various Dec 25
São Tomé and PríncipeSun, Dec 25National Holiday
US Virgin IslandsSun, Dec 25National Holiday
2021 Various Dec 24, Dec 25, Dec 27
AlbaniaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
American Samoa Dec 24, Dec 25
American SamoaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
American SamoaFri, Dec 24National Holiday (in lieu)
AndorraSat, Dec 25National Holiday
AngolaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Anguilla Dec 25, Dec 27
AnguillaMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
AnguillaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Antigua and BarbudaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
ArgentinaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
ArubaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Australia Dec 25, Dec 27
AustraliaMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
AustraliaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
AustriaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
BahamasSat, Dec 25National Holiday
BangladeshSat, Dec 25National Holiday
BarbadosSat, Dec 25National Holiday
BelarusSat, Dec 25National Holiday
BelgiumSat, Dec 25National Holiday
BelizeSat, Dec 25National Holiday
BeninSat, Dec 25National Holiday
BermudaMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
BoliviaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
BotswanaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
BrazilSat, Dec 25National Holiday
British Virgin Islands Dec 25, Dec 27
British Virgin IslandsMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
British Virgin IslandsSat, Dec 25National Holiday
BruneiSat, Dec 25National Holiday
BulgariaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Burkina FasoSat, Dec 25National Holiday
BurundiSat, Dec 25National Holiday
CameroonSat, Dec 25National Holiday
CanadaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Cape VerdeSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Cayman Islands Dec 25, Dec 27
Cayman IslandsMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
Cayman IslandsSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Central African RepublicSat, Dec 25National Holiday
ChadSat, Dec 25National Holiday
ChileSat, Dec 25National Holiday
ColombiaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
CongoSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Costa RicaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
CroatiaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
CubaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
CuraçaoSat, Dec 25National Holiday
CyprusSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Czech RepublicSat, Dec 25National Holiday
DR CongoSat, Dec 25National Holiday
DenmarkSat, Dec 25National Holiday
DjiboutiSat, Dec 25National Holiday
DominicaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Dominican RepublicSat, Dec 25National Holiday
East TimorSat, Dec 25National Holiday
EcuadorSat, Dec 25National Holiday
El SalvadorSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Equatorial GuineaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
EritreaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
EstoniaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Faroe IslandsSat, Dec 25National Holiday
FijiSat, Dec 25National Holiday
FinlandSat, Dec 25National Holiday
FranceSat, Dec 25National Holiday
French GuianaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
French PolynesiaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
GabonSat, Dec 25National Holiday
GambiaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
GermanySat, Dec 25National Holiday
Ghana Dec 25, Dec 27
GhanaMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
GhanaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
GibraltarMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
GreeceSat, Dec 25National Holiday
GreenlandSat, Dec 25National Holiday
GrenadaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
GuadeloupeSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Guam Dec 24, Dec 25
GuamSat, Dec 25National Holiday
GuamFri, Dec 24National Holiday (in lieu)
GuatemalaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Guernsey Dec 25, Dec 27
GuernseyMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
GuernseySat, Dec 25National Holiday
GuineaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Guinea-BissauSat, Dec 25National Holiday
GuyanaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
HaitiSat, Dec 25National Holiday
HondurasSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Hong KongSat, Dec 25National Holiday
HungarySat, Dec 25National Holiday
IcelandSat, Dec 25National Holiday
India Dec 25
Andhra PradeshSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
AssamSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
BiharSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
ChandigarhSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
DelhiSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
GoaSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
GujaratSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
HaryanaSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
JharkhandSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
KeralaSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
ManipurSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
MeghalayaSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
MizoramSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
NagalandSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
OdishaSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
PuducherrySat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
PunjabSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
SikkimSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
TelanganaSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
TripuraSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
West BengalSat, Dec 25Regional Holiday
IndonesiaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
IraqSat, Dec 25Not A Public Holiday
IrelandSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Isle of ManSat, Dec 25National Holiday
ItalySat, Dec 25National Holiday
Ivory CoastSat, Dec 25National Holiday
JamaicaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Jersey Dec 25, Dec 27
JerseyMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
JerseySat, Dec 25National Holiday
JordanSat, Dec 25National Holiday
KenyaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Kiribati Dec 24, Dec 25
KiribatiSat, Dec 25National Holiday
KiribatiFri, Dec 24National Holiday (in lieu)
KosovoSat, Dec 25National Holiday
LatviaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
LebanonSat, Dec 25National Holiday
LesothoSat, Dec 25National Holiday
LiberiaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
LiechtensteinSat, Dec 25National Holiday
LithuaniaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
LuxembourgSat, Dec 25National Holiday
MacauSat, Dec 25National Holiday
MadagascarSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Malawi Dec 25, Dec 27
MalawiMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
MalawiSat, Dec 25National Holiday
MalaysiaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
MaliSat, Dec 25National Holiday
MaltaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
MartiniqueSat, Dec 25National Holiday
MauritiusSat, Dec 25National Holiday
MexicoSat, Dec 25National Holiday
MoldovaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
MonacoSat, Dec 25National Holiday
MozambiqueSat, Dec 25National Holiday
MyanmarSat, Dec 25National Holiday
NamibiaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
NepalSat, Dec 25National Holiday
NetherlandsSat, Dec 25National Holiday
New CaledoniaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
New Zealand Dec 25, Dec 27
New ZealandMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
New ZealandSat, Dec 25National Holiday
NicaraguaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
NigerSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Nigeria Dec 25, Dec 27
NigeriaMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
NigeriaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
PakistanSat, Dec 25National Holiday
PanamaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Papua New GuineaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
ParaguaySat, Dec 25National Holiday
PeruSat, Dec 25National Holiday
PhilippinesSat, Dec 25National Holiday
PolandSat, Dec 25National Holiday
PortugalSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Puerto RicoSat, Dec 25National Holiday
RomaniaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
RwandaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint Kitts and Nevis Dec 25, Dec 27
Saint Kitts and NevisMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
Saint Kitts and NevisSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint Lucia Dec 25, Dec 27
Saint LuciaMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
Saint LuciaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint MartinSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Dec 25, Dec 27
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSat, Dec 25National Holiday
SamoaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
San MarinoSat, Dec 25National Holiday
SenegalSat, Dec 25National Holiday
SeychellesSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Sierra LeoneSat, Dec 25National Holiday
SingaporeSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Sint MaartenSat, Dec 25National Holiday
SlovakiaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
SloveniaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
SomaliaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
South AfricaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
South KoreaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
SpainSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Sri LankaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
SudanSat, Dec 25National Holiday
SurinameSat, Dec 25National Holiday
SwazilandSat, Dec 25National Holiday
SwedenSat, Dec 25National Holiday
SwitzerlandSat, Dec 25National Holiday
São Tomé and PríncipeSat, Dec 25National Holiday
TanzaniaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
TogoSat, Dec 25National Holiday
TongaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Trinidad and TobagoSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Turks and Caicos Islands Dec 25, Dec 27
Turks and Caicos IslandsMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
Turks and Caicos IslandsSat, Dec 25National Holiday
US Virgin IslandsSat, Dec 25National Holiday
USA Dec 24, Dec 25, Dec 27
Rhode IslandMon, Dec 27Regional Holiday (in lieu)
USASat, Dec 25National Holiday
AlabamaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
AlaskaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
ArizonaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
ArkansasFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
CaliforniaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
ColoradoFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
ConnecticutFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
DelawareFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
District of ColumbiaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
FloridaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
GeorgiaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
HawaiiFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
IdahoFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
IllinoisFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
IndianaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
IowaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
KansasFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
KentuckyFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
LouisianaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MaineFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MarylandFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MichiganFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MinnesotaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MississippiFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MissouriFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MontanaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
NebraskaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
NevadaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
New HampshireFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
New JerseyFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
New MexicoFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
New YorkFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
North CarolinaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
North DakotaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
OhioFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
OklahomaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
OregonFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
PennsylvaniaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
South CarolinaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
South DakotaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
TennesseeFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
TexasFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
UtahFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
VermontFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
VirginiaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
WashingtonFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
West VirginiaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
WisconsinFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
WyomingFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday (in lieu)
UgandaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Ukraine Dec 25, Dec 27
UkraineMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
UkraineSat, Dec 25National Holiday
United Kingdom Dec 25, Dec 27
United KingdomMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
United KingdomMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
United KingdomSat, Dec 25National Holiday
United KingdomSat, Dec 25National Holiday
UruguaySat, Dec 25National Holiday
VanuatuSat, Dec 25National Holiday
Vatican CitySat, Dec 25National Holiday
VenezuelaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
ZambiaSat, Dec 25National Holiday
ZimbabweSat, Dec 25National Holiday
2020 Various Dec 25, Dec 26
AlbaniaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
American SamoaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
AndorraFri, Dec 25National Holiday
AngolaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
AnguillaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Antigua and BarbudaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
ArgentinaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
ArubaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
AustraliaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
AustriaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
BahamasFri, Dec 25National Holiday
BangladeshFri, Dec 25National Holiday
BarbadosFri, Dec 25National Holiday
BelarusFri, Dec 25National Holiday
BelgiumFri, Dec 25National Holiday
BelizeFri, Dec 25National Holiday
BeninFri, Dec 25National Holiday
BermudaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
BoliviaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Bosnia and HerzegovinaFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
BotswanaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
BrazilFri, Dec 25National Holiday
British Virgin IslandsFri, Dec 25National Holiday
BruneiSat, Dec 26National Holiday
BulgariaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Burkina FasoFri, Dec 25National Holiday
BurundiFri, Dec 25National Holiday
CameroonFri, Dec 25National Holiday
CanadaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Cape VerdeFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Cayman IslandsFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Central African RepublicFri, Dec 25National Holiday
ChadFri, Dec 25National Holiday
ChileFri, Dec 25National Holiday
ColombiaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
CongoFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Costa RicaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
CroatiaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
CubaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
CuraçaoFri, Dec 25National Holiday
CyprusFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Czech RepublicFri, Dec 25National Holiday
DR CongoFri, Dec 25National Holiday
DenmarkFri, Dec 25National Holiday
DjiboutiFri, Dec 25National Holiday
DominicaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Dominican RepublicFri, Dec 25National Holiday
East TimorFri, Dec 25National Holiday
EcuadorFri, Dec 25National Holiday
El SalvadorFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Equatorial GuineaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
EritreaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
EstoniaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Faroe IslandsFri, Dec 25National Holiday
FijiFri, Dec 25National Holiday
FinlandFri, Dec 25National Holiday
FranceFri, Dec 25National Holiday
French GuianaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
French PolynesiaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
GabonFri, Dec 25National Holiday
GambiaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
GermanyFri, Dec 25National Holiday
GhanaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
GibraltarFri, Dec 25National Holiday
GreeceFri, Dec 25National Holiday
GreenlandFri, Dec 25National Holiday
GrenadaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
GuadeloupeFri, Dec 25National Holiday
GuamFri, Dec 25National Holiday
GuatemalaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
GuernseyFri, Dec 25National Holiday
GuineaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Guinea-BissauFri, Dec 25National Holiday
GuyanaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
HaitiFri, Dec 25National Holiday
HondurasFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Hong KongFri, Dec 25National Holiday
HungaryFri, Dec 25National Holiday
IcelandFri, Dec 25National Holiday
India Dec 25
Andhra PradeshFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
AssamFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
BiharFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
ChandigarhFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
DelhiFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
GoaFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
GujaratFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
HaryanaFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
JharkhandFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
KarnatakaFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
KeralaFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
MaharashtraFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
ManipurFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
MeghalayaFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
MizoramFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
NagalandFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
OdishaFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
PuducherryFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
PunjabFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
RajasthanFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
SikkimFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
TelanganaFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
TripuraFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
UttarakhandFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
West BengalFri, Dec 25Regional Holiday
IndonesiaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
IraqFri, Dec 25Not A Public Holiday
IrelandFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Isle of ManFri, Dec 25National Holiday
ItalyFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Ivory CoastFri, Dec 25National Holiday
JamaicaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
JerseyFri, Dec 25National Holiday
JordanFri, Dec 25National Holiday
KenyaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
KiribatiFri, Dec 25National Holiday
KosovoFri, Dec 25National Holiday
LatviaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
LebanonFri, Dec 25National Holiday
LesothoFri, Dec 25National Holiday
LiberiaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
LiechtensteinFri, Dec 25National Holiday
LithuaniaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
LuxembourgFri, Dec 25National Holiday
MacauFri, Dec 25National Holiday
MadagascarFri, Dec 25National Holiday
MalawiFri, Dec 25National Holiday
MalaysiaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
MaliFri, Dec 25National Holiday
MaltaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
MartiniqueFri, Dec 25National Holiday
MauritiusFri, Dec 25National Holiday
MexicoFri, Dec 25National Holiday
MoldovaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
MonacoFri, Dec 25National Holiday
MozambiqueFri, Dec 25National Holiday
MyanmarFri, Dec 25National Holiday
NamibiaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
NepalFri, Dec 25National Holiday
NetherlandsFri, Dec 25National Holiday
New CaledoniaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
New ZealandFri, Dec 25National Holiday
NicaraguaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
NigerFri, Dec 25National Holiday
NigeriaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
PakistanFri, Dec 25National Holiday
PanamaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Papua New GuineaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
ParaguayFri, Dec 25National Holiday
PeruFri, Dec 25National Holiday
PhilippinesFri, Dec 25National Holiday
PolandFri, Dec 25National Holiday
PortugalFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Puerto RicoFri, Dec 25National Holiday
RomaniaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
RwandaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint Kitts and NevisFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint LuciaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint MartinFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesFri, Dec 25National Holiday
SamoaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
San MarinoFri, Dec 25National Holiday
SenegalFri, Dec 25National Holiday
SeychellesFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Sierra LeoneFri, Dec 25National Holiday
SingaporeFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Sint MaartenFri, Dec 25National Holiday
SlovakiaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
SloveniaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
SomaliaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
South AfricaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
South KoreaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
SpainFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Sri LankaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
SudanFri, Dec 25National Holiday
SurinameFri, Dec 25National Holiday
SwazilandFri, Dec 25National Holiday
SwedenFri, Dec 25National Holiday
SwitzerlandFri, Dec 25National Holiday
São Tomé and PríncipeFri, Dec 25National Holiday
TanzaniaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
TogoFri, Dec 25National Holiday
TongaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Trinidad and TobagoFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Turks and Caicos IslandsFri, Dec 25National Holiday
US Virgin IslandsFri, Dec 25National Holiday
USAFri, Dec 25National Holiday
UgandaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
UkraineFri, Dec 25National Holiday
United KingdomFri, Dec 25National Holiday
UruguayFri, Dec 25National Holiday
VanuatuFri, Dec 25National Holiday
Vatican CityFri, Dec 25National Holiday
VenezuelaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
ZambiaFri, Dec 25National Holiday
ZimbabweFri, Dec 25National Holiday
2019 Various Dec 25
AlbaniaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
American SamoaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
AndorraWed, Dec 25National Holiday
AngolaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
AnguillaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Antigua and BarbudaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
ArgentinaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
ArubaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
AustraliaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
AustriaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
BahamasWed, Dec 25National Holiday
BangladeshWed, Dec 25National Holiday
BarbadosWed, Dec 25National Holiday
BelarusWed, Dec 25National Holiday
BelgiumWed, Dec 25National Holiday
BelizeWed, Dec 25National Holiday
BeninWed, Dec 25National Holiday
BermudaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
BoliviaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Bosnia and HerzegovinaWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
BotswanaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
BrazilWed, Dec 25National Holiday
British Virgin IslandsWed, Dec 25National Holiday
BruneiWed, Dec 25National Holiday
BulgariaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Burkina FasoWed, Dec 25National Holiday
BurundiWed, Dec 25National Holiday
CameroonWed, Dec 25National Holiday
CanadaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Cape VerdeWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Cayman IslandsWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Central African RepublicWed, Dec 25National Holiday
ChadWed, Dec 25National Holiday
ChileWed, Dec 25National Holiday
ColombiaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
CongoWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Costa RicaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
CroatiaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
CubaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
CuraçaoWed, Dec 25National Holiday
CyprusWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Czech RepublicWed, Dec 25National Holiday
DR CongoWed, Dec 25National Holiday
DenmarkWed, Dec 25National Holiday
DjiboutiWed, Dec 25National Holiday
DominicaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Dominican RepublicWed, Dec 25National Holiday
East TimorWed, Dec 25National Holiday
EcuadorWed, Dec 25National Holiday
El SalvadorWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Equatorial GuineaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
EritreaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
EstoniaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Faroe IslandsWed, Dec 25National Holiday
FijiWed, Dec 25National Holiday
FinlandWed, Dec 25National Holiday
FranceWed, Dec 25National Holiday
French GuianaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
French PolynesiaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
GabonWed, Dec 25National Holiday
GambiaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
GermanyWed, Dec 25National Holiday
GhanaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
GibraltarWed, Dec 25National Holiday
GreeceWed, Dec 25National Holiday
GreenlandWed, Dec 25National Holiday
GrenadaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
GuadeloupeWed, Dec 25National Holiday
GuamWed, Dec 25National Holiday
GuatemalaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
GuernseyWed, Dec 25National Holiday
GuineaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Guinea-BissauWed, Dec 25National Holiday
GuyanaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
HaitiWed, Dec 25National Holiday
HondurasWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Hong KongWed, Dec 25National Holiday
HungaryWed, Dec 25National Holiday
IcelandWed, Dec 25National Holiday
India Dec 25
Andhra PradeshWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
AssamWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
BiharWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
ChandigarhWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
DelhiWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
GoaWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
GujaratWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
HaryanaWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
JharkhandWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
KarnatakaWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
KeralaWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
MaharashtraWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
ManipurWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
MeghalayaWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
MizoramWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
NagalandWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
OdishaWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
PuducherryWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
PunjabWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
SikkimWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
TelanganaWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
TripuraWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
UttarakhandWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
West BengalWed, Dec 25Regional Holiday
IndonesiaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
IraqWed, Dec 25Not A Public Holiday
IrelandWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Isle of ManWed, Dec 25National Holiday
ItalyWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Ivory CoastWed, Dec 25National Holiday
JamaicaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
JerseyWed, Dec 25National Holiday
JordanWed, Dec 25National Holiday
KenyaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
KiribatiWed, Dec 25National Holiday
KosovoWed, Dec 25National Holiday
LatviaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
LebanonWed, Dec 25National Holiday
LesothoWed, Dec 25National Holiday
LiberiaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
LiechtensteinWed, Dec 25National Holiday
LithuaniaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
LuxembourgWed, Dec 25National Holiday
MacauWed, Dec 25National Holiday
MadagascarWed, Dec 25National Holiday
MalawiWed, Dec 25National Holiday
MalaysiaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
MaliWed, Dec 25National Holiday
MaltaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
MartiniqueWed, Dec 25National Holiday
MauritiusWed, Dec 25National Holiday
MexicoWed, Dec 25National Holiday
MoldovaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
MonacoWed, Dec 25National Holiday
MozambiqueWed, Dec 25National Holiday
MyanmarWed, Dec 25National Holiday
NamibiaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
NepalWed, Dec 25National Holiday
NetherlandsWed, Dec 25National Holiday
New CaledoniaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
New ZealandWed, Dec 25National Holiday
NicaraguaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
NigerWed, Dec 25National Holiday
NigeriaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
PakistanWed, Dec 25National Holiday
PanamaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Papua New GuineaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
ParaguayWed, Dec 25National Holiday
PeruWed, Dec 25National Holiday
PhilippinesWed, Dec 25National Holiday
PolandWed, Dec 25National Holiday
PortugalWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Puerto RicoWed, Dec 25National Holiday
RomaniaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
RwandaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint Kitts and NevisWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint LuciaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint MartinWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesWed, Dec 25National Holiday
SamoaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
San MarinoWed, Dec 25National Holiday
SenegalWed, Dec 25National Holiday
SeychellesWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Sierra LeoneWed, Dec 25National Holiday
SingaporeWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Sint MaartenWed, Dec 25National Holiday
SlovakiaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
SloveniaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
SomaliaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
South AfricaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
South KoreaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
SpainWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Sri LankaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
SudanWed, Dec 25National Holiday
SurinameWed, Dec 25National Holiday
SwazilandWed, Dec 25National Holiday
SwedenWed, Dec 25National Holiday
SwitzerlandWed, Dec 25National Holiday
São Tomé and PríncipeWed, Dec 25National Holiday
TanzaniaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
TogoWed, Dec 25National Holiday
TongaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Trinidad and TobagoWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Turks and Caicos IslandsWed, Dec 25National Holiday
US Virgin IslandsWed, Dec 25National Holiday
USAWed, Dec 25National Holiday
UgandaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
UkraineWed, Dec 25National Holiday
United KingdomWed, Dec 25National Holiday
UruguayWed, Dec 25National Holiday
VanuatuWed, Dec 25National Holiday
Vatican CityWed, Dec 25National Holiday
VenezuelaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
ZambiaWed, Dec 25National Holiday
ZimbabweWed, Dec 25National Holiday
2018 Various Dec 25
AlbaniaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
AndorraTue, Dec 25National Holiday
AngolaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
AnguillaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Antigua and BarbudaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
ArgentinaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
ArubaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
AustraliaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
AustriaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
BahamasTue, Dec 25National Holiday
BangladeshTue, Dec 25National Holiday
BarbadosTue, Dec 25National Holiday
BelarusTue, Dec 25National Holiday
BelgiumTue, Dec 25National Holiday
BelizeTue, Dec 25National Holiday
BeninTue, Dec 25National Holiday
BermudaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
BoliviaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Bosnia and HerzegovinaTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
BotswanaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
BrazilTue, Dec 25National Holiday
BruneiTue, Dec 25National Holiday
BulgariaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Burkina FasoTue, Dec 25National Holiday
BurundiTue, Dec 25National Holiday
CameroonTue, Dec 25National Holiday
CanadaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Cape VerdeTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Cayman IslandsTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Central African RepublicTue, Dec 25National Holiday
ChadTue, Dec 25National Holiday
ChileTue, Dec 25National Holiday
ColombiaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
CongoTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Costa RicaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
CroatiaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
CubaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
CuraçaoTue, Dec 25National Holiday
CyprusTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Czech RepublicTue, Dec 25National Holiday
DR CongoTue, Dec 25National Holiday
DenmarkTue, Dec 25National Holiday
DjiboutiTue, Dec 25National Holiday
DominicaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Dominican RepublicTue, Dec 25National Holiday
East TimorTue, Dec 25National Holiday
EcuadorTue, Dec 25National Holiday
El SalvadorTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Equatorial GuineaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
EstoniaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Faroe IslandsTue, Dec 25National Holiday
FijiTue, Dec 25National Holiday
FinlandTue, Dec 25National Holiday
FranceTue, Dec 25National Holiday
French GuianaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
French PolynesiaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
GabonTue, Dec 25National Holiday
GambiaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
GermanyTue, Dec 25National Holiday
GhanaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
GibraltarTue, Dec 25National Holiday
GreeceTue, Dec 25National Holiday
GreenlandTue, Dec 25National Holiday
GrenadaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
GuadeloupeTue, Dec 25National Holiday
GuatemalaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
GuernseyTue, Dec 25National Holiday
GuineaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Guinea-BissauTue, Dec 25National Holiday
GuyanaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
HaitiTue, Dec 25National Holiday
HondurasTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Hong KongTue, Dec 25National Holiday
HungaryTue, Dec 25National Holiday
IcelandTue, Dec 25National Holiday
India Dec 25
Andhra PradeshTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
AssamTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
BiharTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
DelhiTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
GoaTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
GujaratTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
HaryanaTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
JharkhandTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
KarnatakaTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
KeralaTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
MaharashtraTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
ManipurTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
MeghalayaTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
MizoramTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
NagalandTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
OdishaTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
PuducherryTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
PunjabTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
RajasthanTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
SikkimTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
TelanganaTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
TripuraTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
UttarakhandTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
West BengalTue, Dec 25Regional Holiday
IndonesiaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
IraqTue, Dec 25National Holiday
IrelandTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Isle of ManTue, Dec 25National Holiday
ItalyTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Ivory CoastTue, Dec 25National Holiday
JamaicaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
JerseyTue, Dec 25National Holiday
JordanTue, Dec 25National Holiday
KenyaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
KosovoTue, Dec 25National Holiday
LatviaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
LebanonTue, Dec 25National Holiday
LesothoTue, Dec 25National Holiday
LiberiaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
LiechtensteinTue, Dec 25National Holiday
LithuaniaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
LuxembourgTue, Dec 25National Holiday
MacauTue, Dec 25National Holiday
MadagascarTue, Dec 25National Holiday
MalawiTue, Dec 25National Holiday
MalaysiaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
MaliTue, Dec 25National Holiday
MaltaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
MartiniqueTue, Dec 25National Holiday
MauritiusTue, Dec 25National Holiday
MexicoTue, Dec 25National Holiday
MoldovaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
MonacoTue, Dec 25National Holiday
MozambiqueTue, Dec 25National Holiday
MyanmarTue, Dec 25National Holiday
NamibiaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
NepalTue, Dec 25National Holiday
NetherlandsTue, Dec 25National Holiday
New ZealandTue, Dec 25National Holiday
NicaraguaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
NigerTue, Dec 25National Holiday
NigeriaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
PakistanTue, Dec 25Not A Public Holiday
PanamaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Papua New GuineaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
ParaguayTue, Dec 25National Holiday
PeruTue, Dec 25National Holiday
PhilippinesTue, Dec 25National Holiday
PolandTue, Dec 25National Holiday
PortugalTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Puerto RicoTue, Dec 25National Holiday
RomaniaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
RwandaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint Kitts and NevisTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint LuciaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint MartinTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesTue, Dec 25National Holiday
SamoaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
San MarinoTue, Dec 25National Holiday
SenegalTue, Dec 25National Holiday
SeychellesTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Sierra LeoneTue, Dec 25National Holiday
SingaporeTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Sint MaartenTue, Dec 25National Holiday
SlovakiaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
SloveniaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
SomaliaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
South AfricaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
South KoreaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
SpainTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Sri LankaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
SudanTue, Dec 25National Holiday
SurinameTue, Dec 25National Holiday
SwazilandTue, Dec 25National Holiday
SwedenTue, Dec 25National Holiday
SwitzerlandTue, Dec 25National Holiday
TanzaniaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
TogoTue, Dec 25National Holiday
TongaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Trinidad and TobagoTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Turks and Caicos IslandsTue, Dec 25National Holiday
USATue, Dec 25National Holiday
UgandaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
UkraineTue, Dec 25National Holiday
United KingdomTue, Dec 25National Holiday
UruguayTue, Dec 25National Holiday
Vatican CityTue, Dec 25National Holiday
VenezuelaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
ZambiaTue, Dec 25National Holiday
ZimbabweTue, Dec 25National Holiday
  Summary
Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC
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When is Christmas Day?

On this day, over 2 billion people (over a third of the world's population) will celebrate the birth of Christ.

Christmas Day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC. December  25th will be a public holiday in most countries around the world. If 25 December falls on a weekend, then a nearby week day may be taken as a holiday in lieu.

History of the holiday

Whilst the holiday has a strong grounding in the story of the birth of Jesus, many of the traditions we associate with Christmas have evolved from pre-Christian beliefs and certainly, the traditions have evolved beyond purely a Christian holiday to have a wider secular significance.

The celebration of Christmas in late December is certainly as a result of pre-existing celebrations happening at that time, marking the Winter Solstice.

Most notable of these is Yule (meaning 'Feast'), a winter pagan festival that was originally celebrated by Germanic people. The exact date of Yule depends on the lunar cycle but it falls from late December to early January. In some Northern Europe countries, the local word for Christmas has a closer linguistic tie to 'Yule' than 'Christmas', and it is still a term that may be used for Christmas in some English-speaking countries. Several Yule traditions are familiar to the modern celebration of Christmas, such as Yule Log, the custom of burning a large wooden log on the fire at Christmas; or indeed carol singing, which is surprisingly a very ancient tradition.

Under the Julian calendar, the winter solstice was fixed on December 25, and this date was also the day of the popular Roman holiday of Saturnalia, in honour of Saturn, the god of agriculture; which was later superseded by Sol Invictus, a day that bundled up the celebration of several sun based gods into one easy to manage festival.

As Christianity began to take hold across the Roman empire and beyond, the date of when to celebrate the birth of Christ became a bit of an issue, with several different dates proposed.

It wasn't until 350 AD, when the then Bishop of Rome, Pope Julius I, fixed the official Christmas day on December 25. Unfortunately, Julius, I didn't show his working out on how he reached this date; some scholars later suggested that it was calculated as nine months after the Annunciation (March 25), when the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary and told her she would bear the son of God. Whatever the reasoning, it is clear that, just as key pagan sites were being chosen for new churches, so too the date was chosen with the intention to catapult Christmas into becoming a major festival by placing it over the pre-existing pagan festivals.

Christmas Traditions

Mistletoe

Kissing someone who happens to be stood under a sprig of mistletoe is seen as a tradition popularised in Victorian England. However even this relatively modern tradition has much more ancient echoes in that Mistletoe bears its fruit around the time of the Winter Solstice, and its supposed mythical ability to heal and increase fertility.

In Norse mythology, an arrow made from mistletoe killed Balder, who was a brother of Thor. Frigga, Balder's mother brought him back to life shedding tears that changed the red berries on mistletoe to white. Frigga then blessed the mistletoe and promised a kiss to anyone who passed beneath it.

A hint of Mistletoe' s integration from pagan ceremonies into Christmas tradition is said that the mistletoe plant used to be a tree, and its wood was used to make the Cross on which Jesus was crucified. After the Crucifixion, the plant shrivelled to became the parasitic vine we know today.

Carol Singing

As mentioned earlier, the tradition of singing of songs can be traced back to the pagan festivals before the advent of Christmas. Indeed, the word carol is derived from the Greek word choraulein, which meant "an ancient circle dance performed to flute music."

As carols were already an established custom, early Christians made the shrewd decision to integrate Christian songs into the tradition rather than ban the singing.

Most new Christian Carols were written in Latin, which was by the middle ages, a language only used by the church, thus reducing the popularity of the custom.

However, carols received an injection of popularity when St. Francis of Assisi started his Nativity Plays in Italy in 1223, which included songs written in the local people's language.

The tradition of 'Modern' Carol singing flourished in England. Known as Wassailing, it was a chance for peasants to get some much-needed charity from their feudal lords. This singing for money developed in a custom involving travelling musicians who would visit wealthy homes, singing in the hope of receiving money food or gifts in return.

There was a short interruption in 1647 when the Puritans come to power after the English Civil War. The Puritans, under the leadership of Oliver Cromwell, disapproved of the celebration of Christmas. There was even a fine of up to five shillings for anyone caught singing Christmas carols. When King Charles II came back to the throne in 1660, the public singing of Christmas carols was permitted again.

Did you know?

Three facts about Christmas Day

In Icelandic folklore, the Yule Cat (Jólakötturinn) will eat anyone who does not receive new clothes by Christmas Eve

The first artificial trees were made in Germany in the 19th century from goose feathers dyed green.

Tiny Tim in Dickens A Christmas Carol was originally called Little Fred.

More facts about Christmas Day

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