Today, Christmas Day is celebrated with religious services, carols concerts, family gatherings, and public events. Many events are dedicated to Santa Claus, children’s protector, who comes from the North Pole to give them presents. Christmas tree decorating is another tradition, as well as recreating the nativity scene. Christmas Day was proclaimed a federal holiday in 1870 by President Ulysses Grant.
Christmas Day is celebrated each year on December 25th.
Christmas Day is one of the ten federal holidays recognized by the United States Government. Federal non-essential government offices and private businesses are closed on Christmas Day.