Christmas Day

Christians celebrate the ‘Feast of the Nativity’ (its proper title) in different ways around the world.

In Britain most Christians will attend church on Christmas Day where they will hear the story of Jesus’ birth and sing carols. Some churches hold a service on Christmas Eve called ‘Midnight Mass’ which remembers the idea of Jesus being born during the night. The congregation often hold candles which emphasises the idea of Jesus as the ‘Light of the World’.

Generally Christmas is a time for Christians to get together with their families. Of course there are many other people, who, although not practicing or believing Christians, may still join in the festivities to a greater or lesser extent. Because a majority of people in Britain are Christian at least in name, and there is an established relationship between the Church of England and the State, Christmas is a national holiday for everyone, so people of other religions may also join in the non-religious parts of the festival - they may exchange presents and decorate their homes.
© Mr.B at Farcaster Communications