First and second day Christmas are celebrated in the Netherlands, and both days are official holidays. It is not common for 2nd Christmas Day to be celebrated, but it is in most European countries.

Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus on December 25, Christmas Day. It is a Christian religious holiday and traditionally an important midwinter celebration. The word Christmas is a corruption of Christ, where “Christmas” has the meaning “to become Christian.”

On December 25, our King Willem-Alexander delivers the Christmas speech, which is broadcast nationwide on television and radio.

There are many Christmas customs and symbols, below are some examples:

  • Christmas star
  • Crib
  • Christmas decorations
  • Christmas Eve service
  • Christmas speech
  • Christmas tree
  • Santa Claus
  • Christmas music
  • Christmas poems
  • Christmas dishes
  • Christmas delicacies
  • Christmas specialties
  • Christmas wishes

Have a Merry Christmas!