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Christmas Day 🎄

Christmas Day in the United States is celebrated as a Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. It has both religious and cultural significance, and it is observed by Christians and non-Christians alike.

Here's an overview of the origin and history of Christmas Day in the USA

1. Christian Origins

The origins of Christmas can be traced back to early Christianity. While the exact date of Jesus' birth is not mentioned in the Bible, December 25th was eventually chosen by early Christian leaders as the day to celebrate Christ's nativity. The celebration of Christmas spread throughout Christian communities over time.

2. European Influences

The celebration of Christmas was brought to the United States by European settlers. Different European cultures had their own traditions and customs associated with Christmas, including feasting, gift-giving, and religious observances. These traditions merged with local customs in the colonies and later in the United States.

3. Development of Christmas Traditions

In the 19th century, Christmas traditions in the United States began to take shape. The publication of Clement Clarke Moore's poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (commonly known as "The Night Before Christmas") in 1823 helped popularize the image of Santa Claus and the tradition of gift-giving.

4. Influence of Victorian Era

During the Victorian era, Christmas gained prominence as a family-centered holiday. The ideals of love, generosity, and goodwill associated with Christmas became emphasized. Christmas trees, greeting cards, and elaborate decorations became popular, influenced in part by the British royal family's Christmas traditions.

5. Commercialization and Cultural Impact

In the 20th century, Christmas in the United States became increasingly commercialized. The exchange of gifts, shopping, and the promotion of holiday sales became integral to the Christmas season. Christmas music, movies, and television specials also contributed to the cultural impact of the holiday.

6. National Holiday

Christmas Day became a federal holiday in the United States in 1870. It is observed on December 25th each year, with businesses, schools, and government offices typically closing for the day. It is a time for families to gather, exchange gifts, share meals, and enjoy festive activities.

7. Blend of Religious and Secular Celebrations

Christmas in the United States is celebrated by Christians as a religious holiday, with church services and nativity displays. However, it has also become a cultural holiday celebrated by people of various backgrounds. Many non-religious individuals and families participate in Christmas traditions, focusing on the joyous and festive aspects of the season.

Today, Christmas Day in the United States is marked by a combination of religious observance and cultural traditions. It is a time of joy, generosity, and togetherness, with an emphasis on family, giving, and spreading goodwill.

While the legal holiday remains on, if that date happens to be on a Saturday or Sunday, then federal government employees will instead take the day off on the adjacent Friday or Monday, respectively.

List of dates

Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Wednesday Dec 25, 2024 Christmas Day 🎄 8 months from now
2025 Thursday Dec 25, 2025 Christmas Day 🎄 1 year from now
2026 Friday Dec 25, 2026 Christmas Day 🎄 2 years from now
2027 Friday Dec 24, 2027 Christmas Day 🎄 (Observed) 3 years from now
2027 Saturday Dec 25, 2027 Christmas Day 🎄 3 years from now
2028 Monday Dec 25, 2028 Christmas Day 🎄 4 years from now
2029 Tuesday Dec 25, 2029 Christmas Day 🎄 5 years from now
2030 Wednesday Dec 25, 2030 Christmas Day 🎄 6 years from now
2031 Thursday Dec 25, 2031 Christmas Day 🎄 7 years from now
2032 Friday Dec 24, 2032 Christmas Day 🎄 (Observed) 8 years from now
2032 Saturday Dec 25, 2032 Christmas Day 🎄 8 years from now
2033 Sunday Dec 25, 2033 Christmas Day 🎄 9 years from now
2033 Monday Dec 26, 2033 Christmas Day 🎄 (Observed) 9 years from now
2034 Monday Dec 25, 2034 Christmas Day 🎄 10 years from now
2035 Tuesday Dec 25, 2035 Christmas Day 🎄 11 years from now
2036 Thursday Dec 25, 2036 Christmas Day 🎄 12 years from now
2037 Friday Dec 25, 2037 Christmas Day 🎄 13 years from now
2038 Friday Dec 24, 2038 Christmas Day 🎄 (Observed) 14 years from now
2038 Saturday Dec 25, 2038 Christmas Day 🎄 14 years from now
2039 Sunday Dec 25, 2039 Christmas Day 🎄 15 years from now
2039 Monday Dec 26, 2039 Christmas Day 🎄 (Observed) 15 years from now
2023 Monday Dec 25, 2023 Christmas Day 🎄 3 months ago
2022 Sunday Dec 25, 2022 Christmas Day 🎄 1 year ago
2022 Monday Dec 26, 2022 Christmas Day 🎄 (Observed) 1 year ago
2021 Friday Dec 24, 2021 Christmas Day 🎄 (Observed) 2 years ago
2021 Saturday Dec 25, 2021 Christmas Day 🎄 2 years ago
2020 Friday Dec 25, 2020 Christmas Day 🎄 3 years ago
2019 Wednesday Dec 25, 2019 Christmas Day 🎄 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.