Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it.
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The First Lady of the United States visited the Salvation Army in Clapton in London during the Nato summit. Melania Trump met with local school students from the Baden Powell School to create Christmas..
Christmas arrives like a decorative package full of grief triggers: empty chairs, missing faces and silent voices can often haunt the holidays: what is supposed to be the happiest time of the year for.. WorldNews - Published
Boris Johnson has pleaded with voters to give him a House of Commons majority in seven days to help change the “punctured Parliament” he claims has frustrated his vision for Britain. The Prime.. WorldNews - Published
The Speaker said she was instructing House committee chairmen to move forward with articles of impeachment against President Trump, escalating a partisan confrontation that could lead to a vote by.. NYTimes.com - Published
How good is Christmas? Overdue actually, according to some 300 Coalition MPs and staff who arrived at the Prime Minister's Courtyard in Parliament House on Wednesday for the annual Christmas knees-up. The Age - Published
After almost a decade of war, the very name Syria seems synonymous with conflict and destruction. Yet a short video filmed at a Christmas market in Damascus reveals that peace – and joy – are.. WorldNews - Published
The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the death toll from a measles outbreak tops 50, in the latest flare-up of.. France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters
France is bracing itself for a widespread transport strike starting on Thursday, December 5. This looks set to be the most comprehensive strike the country has experienced in decades. Many are.. France 24 - Published
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump was greeted by dozens of school children in northeast London on Wednesday when she attended a Salvation Army event to hand out Christmas presents and decorate the tree. Reuters - Published
The Apple AirPods' unique selling point is their wireless design, affording users unparalleled freedom. However, anxiety over losing the tiny in-ears prompted e-tailers Nordstrom and Amazon to sell.. WorldNews - Published
North Korea's foreign ministry warned again that its year-end deadline for the United States to change it "hostile policies" is approaching and said it was up to Washington to decide what "Christmas.. Reuters - Published
Christmas ornaments and bottle openers featuring the site of the former Auschwitz Nazi death camp that were for sale on Amazon have been removed from the site. The products were taken off the Amazon.. WorldNews - Published
Here's the latest for Friday Saturday 30th: Iraq's Prime Minster is resigning after 40 protesters killed; Police increase patrols in London after attack; Protesters demanding Israel Prime Minister.. USATODAY.com - Published
A fragment of wood reputed to be from the manger where Jesus was laid after his humble birth arrived in Bethlehem as a gift from the Vatican on Saturday, kicking off Christmas season at the town.. Reuters - Published
Is there still time to bag a bargain? (Picture: Ella Byworth) Black Friday has been and gone, with many people all over the world taking advantage of big savings offered by major brands as the.. WorldNews - Published
A court in Australia sentenced three men on Friday to decades in prison for plotting bomb attacks on Christmas Day in 2016 at key sites in the southeastern city of Melbourne, police said. Reuters - Published