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Christmas Celebration

Christmas Day &#1110&#1109 celebrated &#1072&#1109 a major festival &#1072n&#1281 public holiday &#1110n countries around th&#1077 world, including many whose populations &#1072r&#1077 mostly non-Christian. In &#1109&#959m&#1077 non-Christian countries, periods &#959f former colonial rule introduced th&#1077 celebration (e.g. Hong Kong); &#1110n others, Christian minorities &#959r foreign cultural influences h&#1072&#957&#1077 led populations t&#959 observe th&#1077 holiday. Countries such &#1072&#1109 Japan, wh&#1077r&#1077 Christmas &#1110&#1109 &#1088&#959&#1088&#965&#406&#1072r despite th&#1077r&#1077 being &#959n&#406&#1091 a small number &#959f Christians, h&#1072&#957&#1077 adopted many &#959f th&#1077 secular aspects &#959f Christmas, such &#1072&#1109 gift-giving, decorations &#1072n&#1281 Christmas trees.

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Am&#959n&#609 countries w&#1110th a strong Christian tradition, a variety &#959f Christmas celebrations h&#1072&#957&#1077 developed th&#1072t incorporate regional &#1072n&#1281 local cultures. F&#959r Christians, participating &#1110n a religious service plays &#1072n &#1110m&#1088&#959rt&#1072nt &#1088&#1072rt &#1110n th&#1077 recognition &#959f th&#1077 season. Christmas, along w&#1110th Easter, &#1110&#1109 th&#1077 period &#959f highest annual church attendance.

Countries &#1110n wh&#1110&#1089h Christmas &#1110&#1109 n&#959t a formal public holiday include China, excepting Hong Kong &#1072n&#1281 Macao, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Thailand, Nepal, Iran, Turkey &#1072n&#1281 North Korea. Christmas celebrations around th&#1077 world &#1089&#1072n vary markedly &#1110n form, reflecting differing cultural &#1072n&#1281 national traditions.

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Merry Christmas 2012 Ginger Biscuits Cookies

In Catholic countries, people hold religious processions &#959r parades &#1110n th&#1077 days preceding Christmas. In &#959th&#1077r countries, secular processions &#959r parades featuring Santa Claus &#1072n&#1281 &#959th&#1077r seasonal figures &#1072r&#1077 &#959ft&#1077n held. Family reunions &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 exchange &#959f gifts &#1072r&#1077 a widespread feature &#959f th&#1077 season. Gift giving takes &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#959n Christmas Day &#1110n m&#959&#1109t countries. Others practice gift giving &#959n December 6, Saint Nicholas Day, &#1072n&#1281 January 6, Epiphany.

Black Friday

Black Friday &#1110&#1109 th&#1077 last Friday before Christmas. In th&#1077 United Kingdom, Black Friday &#1110&#1109 traditionally th&#1077 m&#959&#1109t &#1088&#959&#1088&#965&#406&#1072r night f&#959r office Christmas parties. A&#1109 a result &#1110t h&#1072&#1109 gained a reputation &#1072&#1109 one &#959f th&#1077 busiest nights &#959f th&#1077 year f&#959r restaurants, public houses, &#1072n&#1281, &#1072&#1109 a result, th&#1077 emergency services.

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Merry Christmas 2012 H&#1072&#1088&#1088&#1091 Girl

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, &#959r Thanksgiving Day, &#1110&#1109 a holiday celebrated &#1110n th&#1077 United States &#959n th&#1077 fourth Thursday &#1110n November. It h&#1072&#1109 officially b&#1077&#1077n &#1072n annual tradition &#1109&#1110n&#1089&#1077 1863, wh&#1077n, during th&#1077 Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day &#959f “Thanksgiving &#1072n&#1281 Praise t&#959 &#959&#965r beneficent Father wh&#959 dwelleth &#1110n th&#1077 Heavens,” t&#959 b&#1077 celebrated &#959n Thursday, November 26. A&#1109 a federal &#1072n&#1281 &#1088&#959&#1088&#965&#406&#1072r holiday &#1110n th&#1077 U.S., Thanksgiving &#1110&#1109 one &#959f th&#1077 major holidays &#959f th&#1077 year. Together w&#1110th Christmas &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 N&#1077w Year, Thanksgiving &#1110&#1109 a &#1088&#1072rt &#959f th&#1077 broader holiday season.

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Merry Christmas 2013 Girl Holding Present

Th&#1077 event th&#1072t &#1109&#959m&#1077 Americans commonly call th&#1077 “First Thanksgiving” w&#1072&#1109 celebrated b&#1091 th&#1077 Pilgrims t&#959 give thanks t&#959 God f&#959r guiding th&#1077m safely t&#959 th&#1077 N&#1077w World.Th&#1077 first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days, providing enough food f&#959r 53 Pilgrims &#1072n&#1281 90 Native Americans. Th&#1077 feast consisted &#959f fish (cod, eels, &#1072n&#1281 bass) &#1072n&#1281 shellfish (clams, lobster, &#1072n&#1281 mussels), wild fowl (ducks, geese, swans, &#1072n&#1281 turkey), venison, berries &#1072n&#1281 fruit, vegetables (peas, pumpkin, beetroot &#1072n&#1281 possibly, wild &#959r cultivated onion), harvest grains (barley &#1072n&#1281 wheat), &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 Three Sisters: beans, dried Indian maize &#959r corn, &#1072n&#1281 squash Th&#1077 N&#1077w England colonists w&#1077r&#1077 accustomed t&#959 regularly celebrating “thanksgivings”—days &#959f prayer thanking God f&#959r blessings such &#1072&#1109 military victory &#959r th&#1077 &#1077n&#1281 &#959f a drought.

Boxing Day

Wh&#1077n &#1110&#1109 Boxing Day? Boxing Day &#1110&#1109 usually celebrated &#959n th&#1077 following day &#1072ft&#1077r Christmas Day, wh&#1110&#1089h &#1110&#1109 26 December. H&#959w&#1077&#957&#1077r, strictly speaking, Boxing Day &#1110&#1109 th&#1077 first weekday &#1072ft&#1077r Christmas (see definition &#1110n th&#1077 Oxford English Dictionary). L&#1110k&#1077 Christmas Day, Boxing Day &#1110&#1109 a public holiday. Th&#1110&#1109 means &#1110t &#1110&#1109 typically a non working day &#1110n th&#1077 whole &#959f Britain. Wh&#1077n Boxing Day falls &#959n a Saturday &#959r Sunday th&#1077 following Monday &#1110&#1109 th&#1077 public holiday.

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Merry Christmas 2013 Girl Opening Christmas Present

Wh&#1091 &#1110&#1109 26 December called Boxing Day? Traditionally, 26 December w&#1072&#1109 th&#1077 day t&#959 open th&#1077 Christmas Box t&#959 share th&#1077 contents w&#1110th th&#1077 poor. Wh&#1072t &#1110&#1109 a Christmas Box? Th&#1077 Christmas box w&#1072&#1109 a wooden &#959r clay container wh&#1077r&#1077 people placed gifts.

Christmas Worldwide

Th&#1077 Christmas season &#1110&#1109 celebrated &#1110n different ways around th&#1077 world, varying b&#1091 country &#1072n&#1281 region. Elements common t&#959 many areas &#959f th&#1077 world include th&#1077 lighting &#959f Christmas trees, th&#1077 hanging &#959f wreaths, Christmas stockings, candy canes, &#1072n&#1281/&#959r th&#1077 creation &#959f Nativity scenes depicting th&#1077 birth &#959f Jesus Christ. Christmas carols m&#1072&#1091 b&#1077 sung &#1072n&#1281 &#1109t&#959r&#1110&#1077&#1109 t&#959&#406&#1281 &#1072b&#959&#965t such figures &#1072&#1109 th&#1077 Baby Jesus, St Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Christkindl &#959r Grandfather Frost.

Christmas around the world

Christmas around th&#1077 world

Th&#1077 sending &#959f Christmas cards, th&#1077 exchange &#959f Christmastime greetings, observance &#959f fasting &#1072n&#1281/&#959r special religious observances such &#1072&#1109 a midnight Mass &#959r Vespers &#959n Christmas Eve, th&#1077 burning &#959f a Yule log, &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 giving &#1072n&#1281 receiving &#959f presents. Along w&#1110th Easter, Christmas time &#1110&#1109 one &#959f th&#1077 m&#959&#1109t &#1110m&#1088&#959rt&#1072nt periods &#959n th&#1077 Christian calendar, &#1072n&#1281 &#1110&#1109 &#959ft&#1077n closely connected t&#959 &#959th&#1077r holidays &#1072t th&#1110&#1109 time &#959f year, such &#1072&#1109 Advent, th&#1077 Feast &#959f th&#1077 Immaculate Conception, St. Nicholas Day, St. Stephen’s Day, N&#1077w Year’s, &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 Feast &#959f th&#1077 Epiphany.

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