Christmas - one of the most important and respected events that earthlings are celebrating the Christian faith for over 2,000 years. Unfortunately, the intransigence and the orthodoxy of some religious leaders prevented overcome confusion in the chronology, so the Western Christians celebrate
Christmas at the end of December (usually 25 numbers), and east - in early January (7 numbers).
Christmas is inextricably linked with the celebration of the New Year. In many European and other countries, there is the concept of the Christmas holidays - certainly winter holiday for children and adults, lasting from 24 or 25 December until the first days of the new year.
RozhdestvoRozhdestvo Christ is celebrated around the world, and many countries have their own traditions and customs associated with its celebration.
Christmas Day anciently enumerated by the Church to the great feast of the gospel, depicts this event a great and wonderful: "I declare to you, - said the angel of the shepherds of Bethlehem - great joy, which shall be to all people: for unto you is born in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord, and this is the sign: You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. "
Within forefeast solemn assembly and Christmas holiday lasts twelve days.