Iraq Officially makes Christmas Day a National Holiday

Christmas 2018 LIVE updates: Here’s how people are celebrating the holiday

Christmas 2018 LIVE updates: Here’s how people are celebrating the holiday

Celebrating Christmas can lead to serious trouble in Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Brunei.

He encouraged all to remain fruitful to the course of Jesus Christ during the Yuletide and not to indulge in any negative behavior that would create problems for society. The birth of Christ is believed to be an important event since Christians believe that God had sent his Son on earth as a sacrifice to redeem people from their sins.

A traditional Christmas meal comprises of delicacies such as roasted turkey, gingerbread, roasted chicken, mince-pie, Christmas cake, pudding, eggnog, mashed potatoes and mulled wine.

Christmas is one of the biggest Christian festivals. In Mombasa, it was all celebrations as holiday goers ushered in Christmas in style at the coastal city.

"We extend our warmest wishes to Christians in Iraq and around the world for a very happy and peaceful Christmas", the government said in a Tuesday morning tweet.

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Rev. Asante was speaking at a special church service in Accra to mark the birth of Jesus Christ on the theme: "The Fullness of God revealed".

Nnewi - Diocese on the Niger Anglican Communion and it counterpart Catholic Diocese of Nnewi yesterday called on Christians all of the world to embrace peace, as it is the greatest thing Christmas, which is the birth of Christ cab bring.

"The security agencies must of necessity redouble their efforts to ensure that the Christmas and New Year celebrations are observed peacefully across the country", Saraki said.

Abraham said Christmas season is a time to be rejoicing for the gift of life and showing love to people in the community.

"It is a time to reflect on the love, the kindness and humility Jesus espoused to us and I commit to do my best to emulate his way".

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