Christmas Season Officially Kicks Off Around The World

Published December 9th, 2019 - 07:23 GMT

Among all the festivals and holidays of the Christian Church year, Christmas remains the most observed and most popular. Of course, much of that popularity, especially in the West, is due to the commercial promotion of the holiday.

A very wide variety of multinational festivals and holidays are celebrated around the world, whether within particular religions, cultures, or otherwise. 

When does the Christmas season start? Some people say Black Friday. Some people say the day after Halloween. Then there are a group of people who believe that the Christmas season starts on December 1st for no reason other than it is the beginning of the month that Christmas happens. 

People around the world are already feeling the magic of Christmas Season. At every corner, you can meet Santa Claus, hear a Christmas song and eat gingerbread.
 

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A participant dressed as the Green Goblin in Santa Claus costume participate in the "Run Santa Run Guadalajara" annual Christmas race, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 8, 2019. Ulises RUIZ / AFP

A participant dressed as the Green Goblin in Santa Claus costume participate in the "Run Santa Run Guadalajara" annual Christmas race, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 8, 2019. Ulises RUIZ / AFP

Members of Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) react in the wing stage during a production of the 'Nutcracker', a ballet primarily performed during the Christmas period as their annual show, along with the Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra with foreign guest musicians at the National Heater in Nairobi, on December 8, 2019. DCK, founded by a few passionate families in early 2015, teach over 700 students at 3 studios in Nairobi, and provides lessons based on the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. Selected students in various

Members of Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) react in the wing stage during a production of the 'Nutcracker', a ballet primarily performed during the Christmas period as their annual show, along with the Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra with foreign guest musicians at the National Heater in Nairobi, on December 8, 2019. DCK, founded by a few passionate families in early 2015, teach over 700 students at 3 studios in Nairobi, and provides lessons based on the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. Selected students in various schools and slums receive scholarships to promote developing their talents. Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

A giant balloon representing a mythical creature flies over the crowd during 'The Quest of Adventure in the World of Magical Tales' Christmas show performed by French group Plasticiens Volants in Bangkok on December 8, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

A giant balloon representing a mythical creature flies over the crowd during 'The Quest of Adventure in the World of Magical Tales' Christmas show performed by French group Plasticiens Volants in Bangkok on December 8, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

In this long exposure picture participants dressed as Santa Claus take part in Christmas traditional Santa Claus charity run, in Madrid, on December 8, 2019. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP

In this long exposure picture participants dressed as Santa Claus take part in Christmas traditional Santa Claus charity run, in Madrid, on December 8, 2019. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP

A woman lights a candle at the Comuna 13 in Medellin, Colombia, on December 7, 2019, on the Day of the Little Candles. The Day of the Little Candles is a traditional Colombian celebration which commemorates the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary and marks the beginning of the Christmas season. On this day, light candles in their homes, on streets, and at cemeteries to decorate the graves of their dead. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP

A woman lights a candle at the Comuna 13 in Medellin, Colombia, on December 7, 2019, on the Day of the Little Candles. The Day of the Little Candles is a traditional Colombian celebration which commemorates the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary and marks the beginning of the Christmas season. On this day, light candles in their homes, on streets, and at cemeteries to decorate the graves of their dead. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP

A man photographs the cathedral and the festive lighting of the Christmas market as they mirror on a polished surface in Mainz, Germany, on December 6, 2019.  Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa / AFP

A man photographs the cathedral and the festive lighting of the Christmas market as they mirror on a polished surface in Mainz, Germany, on December 6, 2019. Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa / AFP

People take pictures with Christmas decorations at the Iconsiam shopping mall in Bangkok on December 6, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

People take pictures with Christmas decorations at the Iconsiam shopping mall in Bangkok on December 6, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

A picture taken on December 7, 2019 shows a tower made up as a giant candle in Schlitz, central Germany, as part of the Christmas celebrations. Boris Roessler / dpa / AFP

A picture taken on December 7, 2019 shows a tower made up as a giant candle in Schlitz, central Germany, as part of the Christmas celebrations. Boris Roessler / dpa / AFP

A participant dressed as the Green Goblin in Santa Claus costume participate in the "Run Santa Run Guadalajara" annual Christmas race, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 8, 2019. Ulises RUIZ / AFP
Members of Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) react in the wing stage during a production of the 'Nutcracker', a ballet primarily performed during the Christmas period as their annual show, along with the Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra with foreign guest musicians at the National Heater in Nairobi, on December 8, 2019. DCK, founded by a few passionate families in early 2015, teach over 700 students at 3 studios in Nairobi, and provides lessons based on the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. Selected students in various
A giant balloon representing a mythical creature flies over the crowd during 'The Quest of Adventure in the World of Magical Tales' Christmas show performed by French group Plasticiens Volants in Bangkok on December 8, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP
In this long exposure picture participants dressed as Santa Claus take part in Christmas traditional Santa Claus charity run, in Madrid, on December 8, 2019. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP
A woman lights a candle at the Comuna 13 in Medellin, Colombia, on December 7, 2019, on the Day of the Little Candles. The Day of the Little Candles is a traditional Colombian celebration which commemorates the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary and marks the beginning of the Christmas season. On this day, light candles in their homes, on streets, and at cemeteries to decorate the graves of their dead. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP
A man photographs the cathedral and the festive lighting of the Christmas market as they mirror on a polished surface in Mainz, Germany, on December 6, 2019.  Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa / AFP
People take pictures with Christmas decorations at the Iconsiam shopping mall in Bangkok on December 6, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP
A picture taken on December 7, 2019 shows a tower made up as a giant candle in Schlitz, central Germany, as part of the Christmas celebrations. Boris Roessler / dpa / AFP
A participant dressed as the Green Goblin in Santa Claus costume participate in the "Run Santa Run Guadalajara" annual Christmas race, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 8, 2019. Ulises RUIZ / AFP
A participant dressed as the Green Goblin in Santa Claus costume participate in the "Run Santa Run Guadalajara" annual Christmas race, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 8, 2019. Ulises RUIZ / AFP
Members of Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) react in the wing stage during a production of the 'Nutcracker', a ballet primarily performed during the Christmas period as their annual show, along with the Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra with foreign guest musicians at the National Heater in Nairobi, on December 8, 2019. DCK, founded by a few passionate families in early 2015, teach over 700 students at 3 studios in Nairobi, and provides lessons based on the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. Selected students in various
Members of Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) react in the wing stage during a production of the 'Nutcracker', a ballet primarily performed during the Christmas period as their annual show, along with the Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra with foreign guest musicians at the National Heater in Nairobi, on December 8, 2019. DCK, founded by a few passionate families in early 2015, teach over 700 students at 3 studios in Nairobi, and provides lessons based on the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. Selected students in various schools and slums receive scholarships to promote developing their talents. Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP
A giant balloon representing a mythical creature flies over the crowd during 'The Quest of Adventure in the World of Magical Tales' Christmas show performed by French group Plasticiens Volants in Bangkok on December 8, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP
A giant balloon representing a mythical creature flies over the crowd during 'The Quest of Adventure in the World of Magical Tales' Christmas show performed by French group Plasticiens Volants in Bangkok on December 8, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP
In this long exposure picture participants dressed as Santa Claus take part in Christmas traditional Santa Claus charity run, in Madrid, on December 8, 2019. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP
In this long exposure picture participants dressed as Santa Claus take part in Christmas traditional Santa Claus charity run, in Madrid, on December 8, 2019. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP
A woman lights a candle at the Comuna 13 in Medellin, Colombia, on December 7, 2019, on the Day of the Little Candles. The Day of the Little Candles is a traditional Colombian celebration which commemorates the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary and marks the beginning of the Christmas season. On this day, light candles in their homes, on streets, and at cemeteries to decorate the graves of their dead. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP
A woman lights a candle at the Comuna 13 in Medellin, Colombia, on December 7, 2019, on the Day of the Little Candles. The Day of the Little Candles is a traditional Colombian celebration which commemorates the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary and marks the beginning of the Christmas season. On this day, light candles in their homes, on streets, and at cemeteries to decorate the graves of their dead. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP
A man photographs the cathedral and the festive lighting of the Christmas market as they mirror on a polished surface in Mainz, Germany, on December 6, 2019.  Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa / AFP
A man photographs the cathedral and the festive lighting of the Christmas market as they mirror on a polished surface in Mainz, Germany, on December 6, 2019. Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa / AFP
People take pictures with Christmas decorations at the Iconsiam shopping mall in Bangkok on December 6, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP
People take pictures with Christmas decorations at the Iconsiam shopping mall in Bangkok on December 6, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP
A picture taken on December 7, 2019 shows a tower made up as a giant candle in Schlitz, central Germany, as part of the Christmas celebrations. Boris Roessler / dpa / AFP
A picture taken on December 7, 2019 shows a tower made up as a giant candle in Schlitz, central Germany, as part of the Christmas celebrations. Boris Roessler / dpa / AFP