What is Christmas and why is it celebrated?

Christmas is an annual festival, which is celebrated to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. The Christian are believes Son of God. The name christmas comes from the mass ‘christ’.

The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (he was the first Christian Roman Emperor). A few years later, Pope Julius officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on the 25th December.