What holiday is on celebrated on Dec 24?

What holiday is on celebrated on Dec 24?

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is celebrated on December 24th. If Christmas Day falls on a weekend, then this holiday may be observed on a different day. Countries and regions which officially have Christmas Eve as a public holiday are shown on the right.

Is 24th dec a US holiday?

Public Life. Christmas Eve is not a federal holiday. However, it is a partial day off in states like Kansas, North Dakota, and Virginia. It is a state holiday in Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin.

How many days are there in December 2016?

December 1st, 2016 is a Thursday. It is the 336th day of the year, and in the 48th week of the year (assuming each week starts on a Monday), or the 4th quarter of the year. There are 31 days in this month.

How many Christmas holidays are there in the United States?

List of Holidays in USA in 2021

Day Date Holiday Name
Saturday Dec 25 Christmas Day
Monday Dec 27 Christmas Day (in lieu)
Thursday Dec 30 New Year’s Day Holiday
Friday Dec 31 New Year’s Day (in lieu)

Why is Christmas celebrated on December 24th?

In most European countries, gifts are exchanged on Christmas Eve, December 24, in keeping with the notion that the baby Jesus was born on the night of the 24th. The morning of December 25, however, has become the time for the exchange of gifts in North America.

Is December 24 holiday in Australia?

2021. Christmas Eve Part-day holiday 7pm to midnight. New Year’s Eve Part-day holiday 7pm to midnight.

Who died December 2016?

Mike Kelly, 74, American politician, member of the Alaska House of Representatives (2005–2011), plane crash. Phillip Knightley, 87, Australian journalist. Greg Lake, 69, English singer and musician (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), cancer. Martin Puhvel, 82, Estonian-born Canadian philologist.