Christmas. Christmas is the largest celebration of the year. It starts on the 24 th of December and finishes on the 6 th of January. It is the celebration of the birth of Jesus, in the manger in Bethlehem. Preparations. Preparations begin early. They include Making the crib.
Shops, streets and homes are decorated for Christmas. Decorations are traditionally holly and ivy which people gathered in the woods. People often cut down their own Christmas tree also.
Now Christmas lights, ornaments and candles are frequently used.
In Ireland it is said that it is bad luck to take down your Christmas decorations before Little Christmas, 6th January.
In Ireland this is a symbol of hospitality to light the Candle and put it in the window.
This is always done on Christmas Eve.
Children receive gifts from
Santa in their stockings.
Bigger gifts are put under the
Families and friends
exchange presents at