Christmas is an extremely important event for all Christians. It is the incarnation of God. It is celebrated on the 25th December every year. On the 1st December advent begins, this is the time leading up to Christmas day, Jesus’ birthday. It is very important because this is when God came to Earth in human form as Jesus. Jesus is God’s son.
The name ‘Christmas’ comes from the Mass of Christ (or Jesus). A Mass service (which is sometimes called Communion or Eucharist) is where Christians remember that Jesus died for us and then came back to life. The ‘Christ-Mass’ service was the only one that was allowed to take place after sunset (and before sunrise the next day), so people had it at Midnight! So we get the name Christ-Mass, shortened to Christmas.
Christmas is now celebrated by people around the world, whether they are Christians or not. It’s a time when family and friends come together and remember the good things they have.