The Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is one of the most important Christian holidays and a public holiday in more than 100 countries around the world. In Orthodoxy, Christmas is celebrated on January 7 (unlike Catholics, who celebrate this holiday on December 25), is one of the twelve feasts and is preceded by the Christmas fast.
This great holiday is set to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. On this day, an unprecedented event took place in the small town of Bethlehem - the Divine Infant, the Son of God, was born into the world. Jesus Christ was born supernaturally from the Virgin Mary, Mother of God.
Coming to earth, Christ was not met with honor, nobility and wealth. He did not even have a cradle, like all children, there was no shelter - He was born outside the city, in a cave and was placed in a manger where they put food for animals.