BAH HUMBUG! LARGEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD WHERE CHRISTMAS
IS NOT A GOVERNMENT HOLIDAY
Of course, these aren't countries that are "scrooges" as these are
countries which have plenty of other holidays to celebrate (like the
Chinese New Year or Eid ul-Fitr). While most nations with few
Christians (like in most of Asia and the Middle East/North Africa) do
not celebrate Christmas, a few actually have Christmas as an official
government holiday, such as India, likely a relict from colonial days.
While these countries (except for Pakistan, which celebrates
Quaid-e-Azam's birthday as an official holiday) are
"business-as-usual" on December 25 (except for foreign trade), not
all countries celebrating Christmas do so on that day. In Russia,
Ukraine and some other Eastern Orthodox countries (and coptic
Ethiopia), Christmas is celebrated on January 7 (and in some places,
it's celebrated twice--then and on December 25).
2. Pakistan *
* Dec. 25 is a different holiday in Pakistan: Quaid-e-Azam's Birthday.
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