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5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by Nobody: 7:38pm On Dec 22, 2019
5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (No. 1 Will Shock You)
opera.com
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ among billions of people around the world. Historical references proves that Jesus was born on the 25th of December in a Jerusalem manger. However, it is interesting to note that their are some countries that do not celebrate Christmas and does not recognize it as an official holiday.
1. Israel
Almost 75% population of Israel are Jews (the followers of Judaism) and Christmas is not a Jewish festival. They consider Jesus just as the king of Nazareth, but not God. Meanwhile Jews has their own festivals. Purim, Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah are one of them. They don't pray in Church like Christians, they do pray in Synagogue. They are belong to the same root which is the family of Abraham but both are separate religion. Israel is a Jewish majority with a Christian and Muslim minority, therefore, only Jewish holidays are officially recognized.
2. Russia
Christmas is not a major holiday in Russia. It is only celebrated on the 6th & 7th of January instead of December 24-25 because the Russian Orthodox Church uses the older Julian calendar which differs from the Gregorian calendar used by Western churches. For most nonreligious people as well as religious minorities, Christmas celebrations go largely unnoticed, while many Christians participate in the Christmas church services and hold religious events dedicated to the holiday.
3. China
December 25 is a regular work day in China, not a regular holiday. It is generally believed that this became the case because the first President General, George Washington, worked on December 25, 1776, crossing the Delaware to win the battle of Trenton.
4. Turkey
In Turkey, December 25 is not a national holiday because of the minority population of Christians compared to the majority population of Muslims who dominate Turkey. Turkey is predominantly a Muslim state, therefore, only Islam holidays are nationally-recognized and observed in the country.
5. North Korea
The North Korean authorities does not permit any religious holidays in the country, including Christmas. Christmas has been banned in North Korea since 1948 when the Kim dynasty started cracking down on religious freedoms. In a very funny development, Kim Jong-Un banned mandated citizens to pay tribute to his dead grandmother on December 24 instead of December 25 for the celebration of Christ. This is also partly because the authorities consider Christmas as a western culture and they do not tolerate any western practice.
Also, there are other countries that do not celebrate Christmas for many reasons which include: Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Algeria and many others.
Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by dawnomike(m): 7:44pm On Dec 22, 2019
Israel not celebrating leaves a lot to wonder...
Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by MycroftHolmes: 7:46pm On Dec 22, 2019
People differ, and so do their beliefs and customs.

Even before checking the list, I was damned sure that North Korea will be representing. That country is a mega prison, I tell you.

Seasons' Greetings, and show some love this season.
Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by Oladimejjy(m): 7:47pm On Dec 22, 2019
Anyway from what I read, Christmas is even a pagan festival.
Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by OTayobami(m): 7:51pm On Dec 22, 2019
I think Israel is an Islamic country
Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by rexchazy(m): 8:03pm On Dec 22, 2019
The Christmas thing is a scam
Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by Davash222(m): 8:07pm On Dec 22, 2019
Israel refused to be controlled by the Romans doctrine.
Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by ThatKING(m): 8:25pm On Dec 22, 2019
Op your thread title is somehow and misleading. First you said they don't celebrate Christmas then you said it's not a major festival

Saying some countries don't celebrate Christmas is like saying they don't celebrate new year.

Even Saudi Arabia citizens low key understand December 31st as end of a calendar year
Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by ThatKING(m): 8:30pm On Dec 22, 2019
dawnomike:
Israel not celebrating leaves a lot to wonder...
don't let op mislead you
Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by MikeBetty(m): 8:48pm On Dec 22, 2019
[color=#770077][/color] Can You Proof That Jesus Was Born On Dec 25 Beyond Reasonable Doubt? Why Did Jesus Not Celebrate His Birthday?
Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by somehow: 11:01pm On Dec 22, 2019
ThatKING:
don't let op mislead you

Nothing misleading
Israel is not a Christian country, confuse not yourself.

Judaism is not Christianity.

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Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by ThatKING(m): 11:08pm On Dec 22, 2019
somehow:


Nothing misleading
Israel is not a Christian country, confuse not yourself.

Judaism is not Christianity.
Check the thread title and check what he wrote in the post
Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by somehow: 11:11pm On Dec 22, 2019
ThatKING:
Check the thread title and check what he wrote in the post

Christmas is not a national holiday in Israel, they have minor Christian population but very insignificant.

Fine, his post is not solid enough, but doesn't change the fact Christmas is not recognized in Israel.
Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by Nobody: 8:18am On Dec 23, 2019
ThatKING:
Op your thread title is somehow and misleading. First you said they don't celebrate Christmas then you said it's not a major festival

Saying some countries don't celebrate Christmas is like saying they don't celebrate new year.

Even Saudi Arabia citizens low key understand December 31st as end of a calendar year
I think if I knows English they all meant the same if you check you'll see that those countries will be working and no public holiday on 25th December do tell me how I was misleading people
Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by ThatKING(m): 9:51am On Dec 23, 2019
Umsel5195:

I think if I knows English they all meant the same if you check you'll see that those countries will be working and no public holiday on 25th December do tell me how I was misleading people
Cc grammarnazi1
Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by GrammarNazi1(m): 9:54am On Dec 23, 2019
Umsel5195:
5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (No. 1 Will Shock You)
opera.com
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ among billions of people around the world. Historical references proves that Jesus was born on the 25th of December in a Jerusalem manger. However, it is interesting to note that their are some countries that do not celebrate Christmas and does not recognize it as an official holiday.
1. Israel
Almost 75% population of Israel are Jews (the followers of Judaism) and Christmas is not a Jewish festival. They consider Jesus just as the king of Nazareth, but not God. Meanwhile Jews has [/b]their own festivals. Purim, Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah are [b]one of them. They don't pray in Church like Christians, they do pray in Synagogue. [b]They are belong [/b]to the same root which is the family of Abraham but both are separate religion. Israel is a Jewish majority with a Christian and Muslim minority, therefore, only Jewish holidays are officially recognized.
2. Russia
Christmas is not a major holiday in Russia. It is only celebrated on the 6th & 7th of January instead of December 24-25 because the Russian Orthodox Church uses the older Julian calendar which differs from the Gregorian calendar used by Western churches. For most nonreligious people as well as religious minorities, Christmas celebrations go largely unnoticed, while many Christians participate in the Christmas church services and hold religious events dedicated to the holiday.
3. China
December 25 is a regular work day in China, not a regular holiday. It is generally believed that this became the case because the first President General, George Washington, worked on December 25, 1776, crossing the Delaware to win the battle of Trenton.
4. Turkey
In Turkey, December 25 is not a national holiday because of the minority population of Christians compared to the majority population of Muslims who dominate Turkey. Turkey is predominantly a Muslim state, therefore, only Islam holidays are nationally-recognized and observed in the country.
5. North Korea
The North Korean authorities does not permit any religious holidays in the country, including Christmas. Christmas has been banned in North Korea since 1948 when the Kim dynasty started cracking down on religious freedoms. In a very funny development, Kim Jong-Un banned mandated citizens to pay tribute to his dead grandmother on December 24 instead of December 25 for the celebration of Christ. This is also partly because the authorities consider Christmas as a western culture and they do not tolerate any western practice.
Also, there are other countries that do not celebrate Christmas for many reasons which include: Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Algeria and many others.
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Re: 5 Countries That Do Not Celebrate Christmas (no. 1 Will Shock You) by GrammarNazi1(m): 10:09am On Dec 23, 2019
Umsel5195:

I think if[b] I knows[/b] English they all meant the same if you check you'll see that those countries will be working and no public holiday on 25th December do tell me how I was misleading people
shocked

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