Christmas is celebrated on December 25. It is a Christian holiday, but it is also observed by many non-religious people who participate in its secular traditions. Schools, banks, post offices, and government offices are closed on Christmas. Most malls and stores are also closed. The night before Christmas is called Christmas Eve. People celebrate Christmas by singing carols, sending cards, and giving gifts. Some people go to church on Christmas. Symbols of Christmas include nativity scenes, Christmas trees, wreaths, holly, Santa Claus, reindeer, and the colors red and green. Goodwill, compassion and peace are the values promoted this time of year. (3-page lesson)
When is Christmas?
It is on December 25th of each year.
The evening before Christmas is called Christmas Eve.
Christmas is during winter.
Is Christmas a religious holiday?
Yes, Christmas is a religious holiday.
Most companies are closed on Christmas day.
Goodwill, compassion, charity, and peace are values promoted this time of year.