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Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„

Christmas Day, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, is celebrated by Christians around the world, including in India. Here is a general overview of the origin and history of Christmas Day in India:

  1. Arrival of Christianity in India: Christianity arrived in India through the efforts of St. Thomas the Apostle in the 1st century CE. St. Thomas is believed to have preached and established Christian communities in Kerala, which have a long history of Christianity.

  2. Birth of Jesus Christ: Christmas Day is celebrated to honor the birth of Jesus Christ, the central figure of Christianity. According to Christian beliefs, Jesus was born to the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem, a small town in Judea (present-day Israel), around 2,000 years ago.

  3. Celebration of Christmas: The celebration of Christmas is rooted in both religious and cultural traditions. It is observed on December 25th each year. The exact date is not mentioned in the Bible but was chosen to coincide with pre-existing pagan winter solstice festivals and to provide a Christian alternative.

  4. Church Services and Midnight Mass: Christians in India attend special church services on Christmas Eve, typically culminating in Midnight Mass to mark the beginning of Christmas Day. These services include prayers, hymns, scripture readings, sermons, and the celebration of the Eucharist.

  5. Nativity Scenes and Carols: Nativity scenes depicting the birth of Jesus are a common feature in churches and homes during Christmas. Christians also engage in singing Christmas carols, both traditional hymns and more contemporary songs, which celebrate the joy and meaning of Christmas.

  6. Cultural Celebrations: Christmas is celebrated with great enthusiasm and cultural significance in various parts of India. Christians and non-Christians alike participate in festivities, including decorating homes and churches with lights and ornaments, exchanging gifts, and sharing meals with family and friends.

  7. Social Outreach and Charity: Christmas is often associated with acts of charity and giving. Many churches and Christian organizations in India engage in social outreach programs during the Christmas season, providing assistance to the less fortunate through food drives, clothing donations, and other charitable activities.

While Christmas is primarily celebrated by Christians, it has gained cultural and secular significance in India. The festivities bring communities together, spreading messages of love, joy, and goodwill. The celebration of Christmas in India reflects both the religious significance of Jesus' birth and the cultural diversity of the country.

List of dates

Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Wednesday Dec 25, 2024 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 10 months from now
2025 Thursday Dec 25, 2025 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 1 year from now
2026 Friday Dec 25, 2026 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 2 years from now
2027 Saturday Dec 25, 2027 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 3 years from now
2028 Monday Dec 25, 2028 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 4 years from now
2029 Tuesday Dec 25, 2029 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 5 years from now
2030 Wednesday Dec 25, 2030 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 6 years from now
2031 Thursday Dec 25, 2031 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 7 years from now
2032 Saturday Dec 25, 2032 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 8 years from now
2033 Sunday Dec 25, 2033 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 9 years from now
2034 Monday Dec 25, 2034 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 10 years from now
2035 Tuesday Dec 25, 2035 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 11 years from now
2036 Thursday Dec 25, 2036 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 12 years from now
2037 Friday Dec 25, 2037 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 13 years from now
2038 Saturday Dec 25, 2038 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 14 years from now
2039 Sunday Dec 25, 2039 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 15 years from now
2023 Monday Dec 25, 2023 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 1 month ago
2022 Sunday Dec 25, 2022 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 1 year ago
2021 Saturday Dec 25, 2021 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 2 years ago
2020 Friday Dec 25, 2020 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 3 years ago
2019 Wednesday Dec 25, 2019 Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„ 4 years ago
The festivity dates listed in the table above have been prepared with the greatest possible care and to the best of our knowledge. If you find any bugs, please let us know using below the feedback form. Thanks very much.

Notice, in particular, conversion from the other calendar to the Gregorian calendar, there may be discrepancies.


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