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Some basic facts about the Christmas holiday are presented below:
- Christmas is an annual celebration of the birth of
Jesus Christ. The exact year of Jesus' birth is not universally agreed
- The holiday is normally celebrated annually on
- Since 1870, Christmas Day has been a federal holiday
in the United States.
- Around 95% of Americans indicate that they celebrate
this holiday but the amount of people who say that they put up trees is less
- The name Santa Claus originated from the Dutch word
Sinterklaas which means Saint Nicholas.
- The poem "The Night Before Christmas", published
anonymously in 1823, is generally credited for creating the modern day idea of
- Christmas is celebrated by both Christians and
non-Christians around the world.
- The busiest days of the year in terms of Church
attendance revolve around Christmas and Easter.
- The custom of decorating a Christmas tree has been
traced back to the 15th century.
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