Countries where Christmas breaks is twice01/01/2019
A Christmas is religious festival to the Christians. They believe Jesus Christ was born on this day. Merry Christmas has finished. In case, if you still miss it, then you can celebrate it again in January.
Many western countries like UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand celebrate Christmas on 25th December every year. On the other hand, there are some who celebrate Christmas on 7th January every year.
Why there is Merry Christmas breaks in January?
They still follow Julian Calendar to celebrate religious activities. However, the western nations relies on the Gregorian Calendar which is different from Julian calendar. Gregorian Calendar was originally proposed by Pope Gregory during late 16th century.
Many former Soviet blocks including some Middle-Eastern and African nations still follow the Julian calendar. However, the Germans didn’t accepted the calendar till late 18th century. Bulgarians didn’t accepted the calendar till 1917.
Which country celebrate Merry Christmas breaks in January?
As discussed above nations from there continents celebrate Christmas in January.
In Asia among Middle-Eastern nations like Israel celebrate Christmas in January. Kazakhstan also celebrate Christmas in January.
However, in Africa nations like Egypt, Eritrea and Ethiopia celebrate their Christmas in January.
On the other hand, there are much of the European countries still celebrate Christmas in January. But interestingly many of them are former Eastern European blocs.
In Europe Russia the largest country on earth celebrate Christmas in January. Its neighbouring countries like Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus and Poland celebrate their Christmas in January. Albanians also follow the calendar.
While other countries on European nations like Moldova, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia mark their Christmas in January every year. The Greeks also follow the calendar.
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