Christmas is an annual festival, on which Christians commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many countries, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season organized around it.
As usual, the Post of Moldova has put into circulation, from December 24, 2020 to January 9, 2021, a special postmark dedicated to Christmas festivities ("Crăciunul"), thus concerning this Christian celebration traditionally taking place on December 25, 2020 (Gregorian calendar) and January 7, 2021 (Julian calendar) by the Orthodox people.. Read more..
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