Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December every year. Everyone honours and loves this holiday because this was the day Jesus was born.
Many New Zealanders celebrate this holiday by decorating the inside and out of their houses to prepare for the special day. A lot of people also put big christmas trees and decorate them as well.
Around of the christmas tree goes the christmas presents. Now, the christmas presents are only to opened on christmas morning. Opening it before wouldn’t be as special.
Before the special day we have something called Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve has many of its own customs and traditions, for example people have something called ‘Midnight Mass’. Midnight Mass is a Christmas Eve tradition in the Roman Catholic Church.
Many people have the tradition in which they open one gift on Christmas Eve and it would be their Christmas pajamas, so when they wake up on Christmas morning they'll be wearing their Christmas pajamas, while others wait until Christmas Morning to unwrap all the gifts, including what Santa Claus has brought them. Lastly people sing christmas carols such as:
- We wish you a merry christmas
- Twas the night before christmas
- Silent Night
- The 12 Days of Christmas
- Ave Maria
- Joy to world
- Jingle Bells
And many many more. Everyone in New Zealand love and enjoys celebrating the birth of Jesus. They love giving to one another and sharing there love that they have for each other.