Christmas at the Lutheran (25/12)

The Nativity of Jesus Christ is considered one of the main Christian holidays. The holiday is based on the biblical story of the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ by the Virgin Mary in the city of Bethlehem.

The holiday is celebrated by Catholics, Orthodox Christians and Protestants. Only dates differ (December 25, January 6 or January 7) and calendar styles (Julian and Gregorian). In European and a number of other states, the date of the birth of Christ (from R.H. or Annus Domine) was taken as the point of reckoning, calculated in the Middle Ages, as it turned out later, with an error of 3-4 years.

Every country and every religion has its own way of celebrating Christmas. In Lutheranism, Christmas traditions include primarily the following: