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Detail of Adoration of the Shepherds (1622) by Gerard van Honthorst depicts the nativity of Jesus
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Christmas

December 24 - December 25

Detail of Adoration of the Shepherds (1622) by Gerard van Honthorst depicts the nativity of Jesus

Christmas is an annual celebration commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah whose message and self-sacrifice began the Christian religion.

General practices: 

Many celebrate this holiday by giving gifts, attending church services, decorating Christmas trees and visiting family.

Date details: 

Begins at sundown on December 24 annually and continues with all day celebration on December 25.

Recommended accommodations:

This is a national holiday in the United States, so special accommodations are likely not required.