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Christmas:
1) Who celebrates this holiday?
Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season. 2) What is celebrated during this holiday?

Christmas is celebrated by Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ 3) When is this holiday celebrated?
December 25
4) Where is this holiday celebrated?
Most countries that have a large Christian population celebrate Christmas. ( Even including Israel which is predominantly Jewish.) 5) Why is this holiday celebrated?
In many parts of the world, Christmas is the day when people celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. People who remember Christmas as a religious holiday celebrate the birth of Jesus and his coming into this world. To them, he is recognized as the Son of God and the Savior of the world. 6) How is this holiday celebrated?

The Christmas season is celebrated in different ways around the world, varying by country and region. Elements common to many areas of the world include the lighting of Christmas trees, the hanging of wreaths, Christmas stockings, candy canes, and the creation of Nativity scenes depicting the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas carols may be sung and stories told about such figures as the Baby Jesus, St Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas and Grandfather Frost. The sending of Christmas cards, the exchange of Christmas time greetings 7) Describe how this holiday is celebrated in 2 different countries:

Mexico: In Mexico, Christmas is celebrated from the December 12th to January 6th.

From December 16th to Christmas Eve, children often perform the 'Posada' processions or Posadas. Posada is Spanish for Inn or Lodging. There are nine Posadas. These celebrate the part of the Christmas story where Joseph and Mary looked for a room in an Inn. For the Posadas, the outside of houses are decorated with evergreens, moss and paper...
Christmas:
1) Who celebrates this holiday?
Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated by an
increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas
and holiday season.
2) What is celebrated during this holiday?
Christmas is celebrated by Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ
3) When is this holiday celebrated?
December 25
4) Where is this holiday celebrated?
Most countries that have a large Christian population celebrate Christmas.
( Even including Israel which is predominantly Jewish.)
5) Why is this holiday celebrated?
In many parts of the world, Christmas is the day when people celebrate the
birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. People who
remember Christmas as a religious holiday celebrate the birth of Jesus and
his coming into this world. To them, he is recognized as the Son of God and
the Savior of the world.
6) How is this holiday celebrated?
The Christmas season is celebrated in different ways around the world,
varying by country and region. Elements common to many areas of the world
include the lighting of Christmas trees, the hanging of wreaths, Christmas
stockings, candy canes, and the creation of Nativity scenes depicting the
birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas carols may be sung and stories told about
such figures as the Baby Jesus, St Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas
and Grandfather Frost. The sending of Christmas cards, the exchange of
Christmas time greetings
7) Describe how this holiday is celebrated in 2 different countries:
Mexico: In Mexico, Christmas is celebrated from the December 12th to
January 6th.
From December 16th to Christmas Eve, children often perform the 'Posada'
processions or Posadas. Posada is Spanish for Inn or Lodging. There are nine
Posadas. These celebrate the part of the Christmas story where Joseph and
Mary looked for a room in an Inn. For the Posadas, the outside of houses are
decorated with evergreens, moss and paper lanterns.
Ghana: People in Ghana celebrate Christmas from the 20th of December to
first week in January with lots of different activities. Many people travel to
visit their relatives and friends in other parts of the country. Over 66
languages are spoken in Ghana and all these language groups have their own
traditions and customs!