December 25


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Christmas, which commemorates the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, is one of the most important festivals in Christianity. It is held on 25 December in much of the world: The vast majority of Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, Russia and some countries in Africa and Asia.

Other important dates

  • The Day of the Three Wise Men is observed on January 6. It is a religious festival that honors the arrival in Bethlehem of the three wise men of the East: Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar.
  • Blue Monday is the name usually given to the third Monday in January, which is rated as the saddest day of the year.
  • As opposed to Valentine's Day, Singles' Day celebrates the pride that many people feel for being single. This holiday was created by students from the University of Nanjing, China, and is now very popular in Spain.