How many countries celebrate Christmas?


Quick Answer

At least 160 countries are known to officially celebrate Christmas on or around Dec. 25. However, many countries are known to have unofficial or similar celebrations around the same time.

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How many countries celebrate Christmas?
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While Christmas is officially a holiday focused on celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, it is celebrated as a secular holiday in some places. In the United States, it is celebrated by many non-Christians, and other countries such as Uruguay and Angola call it "Family Day." Jordan and Pakistan designate Dec. 25 as an official holiday only for Christians. Traditions and celebrations are diverse throughout the world, but they most prominently feature gift-giving and togetherness.

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