When do they celebrate Christmas?

When is it normal to wish Merry Christmas: on the 24th or 25th? And what time? And when do they

have Christamas dinner: on the 24th or 25th? Or maybe on the 24th is some other dinner? And when

do they get presents: on the morning of 25th or 26th? I ask because I am Orthodox and we celebrate

Christmas the other day and have different traditions but I want to congatulate my friends who

have it today!

Thank you for the help!!!

Maria :)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Wishing Merry Christmas is best on the 25th, but you can really wish a person Merry Christmas at any time towards the 25th of December.

    Christmas dinner is on Christmas day. But you can also have a Christmas eve dinner too. But Christmas dinner is on Christmas day.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think traditionally presents are exchanged on Christmas morning the 25th. Dinner the same day. There are a couple of things you should know about Christmas. Christ was not born on Dec. 25. That is a pagan celebration to worship Ra, the sun god at the winter Solstice which was around the 25th.

    Jesus commanded his disciples not to honer/celebrate his birth, but his death and Resurrection, Good Friday and Sunday. Besides Jesus was born on late September or sometime in October.

    I just wonder if they celebrate Christmas on Easter Island? For that matter, do they celebrate Easter on Easter Island?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Say merry christmas on the 24th and 25th depending on when you see them, and also give them presents then too.

  • 1 decade ago

    Any time 'cause CHRISTMAS IS LIKE SANTA CLAUS

    You know the Fatman is a fake and a fat, white lie, but you go along with it anyway, as you deceive the kids and make them future liars to their own kids.

    The Dictionary of the Bible says that: By the 5th. Century, the Church (of Rome) had concerned itself enough to have set December 25 as the date of Jesus’ birth. This had been the date of the Festival of the Sun God Zeus and to the Christians a greater light was come, Jesus Christ, the true light of the World.

    Fact is - the Sun God is Zeus, and Jesus is really Jezeus, and the Romans worshipped Zeus, and you can see Barnabas being called Zeus by the Priests of Zeus in the Acts of the Apostles 14:12-13, in the Bible. Mithra was another son of Zeus, but Je-Zeus was Zeus come down as his own son, which made him strictly a Roman God.

    Sunday is also the day that was set aside for worship of the Sun God (Zeus) by the Romans.

    The Winter Solstice gives us the shortest day in the year, December 22, as the birth of the new Sun, so Rome shifted it to the 25 December in order to celebrate the Feast of the Circumcision eight days later, on 1 January, in accepting Jezeus Christos as the Living God of the Sun risen from the dead.

    Zeus and the Fathers of Christianity did not know there was a Southern Hemisphere that did not share the Sun God Zeus or his four seasons, or his twelve disciples or twelve months of the year with the Northern Hemisphere, and it is for this reason that Australia celebrates Christmas twice each year, with the White Christmas falling in June but is called Christmas in July since they know it is a lie.

    So Christmas and Christianity were as ignorant of the nature of the Planet as was Santa Claus of the South Pole, and just as the Pope was afraid that Christopher Columbus might fall off the flat Planet in his attempt to reach India traveling westwards, so were Santa Claus and Zeus afraid to go below the Planet and into the Fires of Hell.

    When Pope John Paul ii declared the Shroud of Turin a medieval fake after having it scientifically carbon-dated in 1988, he failed to point out that the Bible describes the use of two shrouds, with one for the head and another for the “body” of the 100 lbs of aloes and myrrh, the other perfect hoax.

    TRY SOME HONESTY THIS YEAR.

    EXPOSE THE FRAUD OF SANTA THE UNHOLY.

    BRING THE TRUTH OF THE MESSIAH FROM THE QURAN TO LIGHT SO THAT MEN WHO ARE BORN BLIND MIGHT SEE THAT THE ONE TRUE GOD CAN HAVE NO SON OR NO PARTNER

    .

    HE IS ONE, HE ALWAYS WAS, HE IS, AND HE ALWAYS WILL BE!

    PEACE ON EARTH AND GOODWILL TO ALL OF HUMANITY!

    Source(s): The Age Of Reason Bible
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  • 1 decade ago

    Well Christmas in the Catholic Church is from December 25th to Jan 6th. So I guess it depends when you celebrate it!

  • 1 decade ago

    on the 25 you wish people happy x-mas, give gifts, and have an x-mas dinner

    i usually wish people merry x-mas in the morning

    nothing happens on the 24th

  • 1 decade ago

    Usually everything about christmas happens on christmas day.

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