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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Today Is Christmas Day

Today Is Christmas Day

Date: December 25 (Traditional)

Purpose: Celebrates the Nativity of Jesus

Symbol: Use of the modernChristmas tree tradition began inGermany around the
18th century

Named for: Name originated as a contraction of the Old English words Cristes
Maesse (the Mass of Christ)

Related holiday: The day preceding Christmas is usually known as Christmas Eve