How Many Days till Christmas?
When: 25 December 2017 – Monday
How Many Weeks Until Christmas?
What is Christmas?
Christmas is a Christian festival celebrating Jesus’ birth on the 25th of December every year. Since the beginning of the 20th Century, Christmas also started to be celebrated as a day free of religious motives and is instead concentrated around gifts, and is also celebrated by non-Christian people. In this secular Christmas version, the mythological figure Santa Claus plays an important role. We’ve shared the number of days before Christmas day and when the Christmas holiday started.
When is Christmas celebrated?
Chrismas is celebrated by the majority of Christians in the world on the 25th of December every year. The celebrations start on 24th December with Christmas Eve and continue until the night of 26th December in some countries. Such as the Armenian Church, and some Eastern Orthodox Churches celebrate Christmas on the 6th of January equivalent to the 25th December on the Julian calendar. In countries where Christians are the majority of the community, Christmas is combined with the Christmas holiday tasting practically.
The reason some Orthodox Churches’ celebration of Chrismas pursuant to Julian calendar is the Gregorian Calendar’s arranged by Catholic Papa XIII. Gregory. However, some Orthodox Churches have transformed into the Gregorian Calendar and have started to celebrate on the 25th of December.
Christmas comes from Natalis (birth) word in the Latinian language as etymological. Christmas means Weihnachten in German, Navidad in Spanish, Natale in Italian and Noël in French.
It is expressed as Christmas in English, it can appear also as Xmas. Additionally, it’s accepted as Yule in the Pagan belief. Yule is a winter celebration which continues between the 21st December winter solstice and the next 12 days.
Christmas and New Year are so similar. You can go to the “How many days until New Year subject?” and you can follow the time period that remains to the New Year.
In Christmas, the tree decoration tradition is based on older times which is celebrated as Jesus’ birthday. This tradition can be seen in ancient Egypt, China, and Jews during the Pagan period. For those who wish to decorate a Christmas tree, you can follow the “How many days until Christmas?” article above.
Yule – the premise of Christmas
Yule is an old Pagan celebration. It’s known as the premise of Christmas. There are opinions that the Yule celebration of the Pagan culture turned into Christmas after the spread of Christianity had evolved.
Is there any relationship between Christmas and New Year?
New Year means the completion of a year and the beginning of a new year. There is no relationship with Christmas, but some rituals applied in modern times on Christmas celebrations are used by non-Christian societies in New Year celebrations commonly.
Santa Claus is a mythological character who brings gifts to well-behaved children at Christmas night or morning. Santa Claus’s most known name in the world. Santa Claus has a different name in the mythology of each country. We’ve added a countdown above in case you ask “How many days until Christmas?” Follow the countdown in order to see Santa Claus.
Where can you find these dates?
You can find the exact date of how many days until Christmas is left to arrive on various websites on the Internet. If you were looking forward to the next year, then this article would help you understand the countdown to Christmas. So wait with your fingers crossed until 25th December, for New Year to arrive soon.