Christmas in Canada
When is Christmas Day in Canada?
Christmas Day in Canada is on December 25, 2022. It falls on Sunday.
How many days until Christmas Day in Canada?
There are 215 Days left until Christmas Day in Canada.
Is Christmas Day a public holiday in Canada?
Christmas Day in Canada is a public holiday celebrated every 25th day of December. It is a celebration for the birth of Jesus Christ. In Canada, just like other countries around the world, most establishments, schools and majority of the businesses are closed on Christmas Day.
Christmas Day Origin
The old English word ‘Christmas’ came from the word Crïstes mæsse which means Christ’s Mass or in the other term, Mass of Christ. The first stated Christmas Day celebration was in Rome on December 25th of 336 AD. It was not an official Roman Festival at the time.
Christmas Day is a massive cultural occasion. It is observed with different traditions and practices from countries all around the world, even in countries with few Christians. This holiday is mainly celebrated as the celebration of the date of birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God in which Christians believed as their savior of life. To some people, attending church service is part of their Christmas Day celebration. Some local communities organize nativity display and performances.
The Canadian tradition on celebrating Christmas Day includes decorating their Christmas Tree. They decorate it with Christmas balls with different colors and some put a big star at the uppermost part of the tree. On this time of year, it is very common to see garlands, bright lights, lanterns, Christmas Trees, and other Christmas figures everywhere.
Family Get Together
Spending time with friends and family is a popular tradition on Christmas Day. Most families and relatives gather during this holiday. Exchanging of gifts among family and friends is also an established practice. Before the Christmas Day, they put their gifts under the Christmas Tree and on the Christmas Day (sometimes on Christmas Eve), they open the gifts that was given to them.
Canada's Common Christmas Foods
Usually, a special meal is prepared to be shared by family and relatives. Traditional Christmas foods often include turkey with stuffing, seasonal vegetables, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, roast beef, Christmas pudding, tarts, among many others. It is also common for people to witness fireworks display with their family and friends on this day. It is said that lighting a firework at the exact midnight is a sign that the Christmas Day celebration is finally starting.
|2022||December 25||Sunday||Christmas Day|
|2023||December 25||Monday||Christmas Day|
|2024||December 25||Wednesday||Christmas Day|
|2025||December 25||Thursday||Christmas Day|
|2026||December 25||Friday||Christmas Day|
|2027||December 25||Saturday||Christmas Day|
|Father's Day||June 19, 2022|
|Canada Day||July 01, 2022|
|Civic Holiday||August 01, 2022|