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Christmas 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Palestine

Christmas in Palestine is celebrated with a public holiday every 25 December, as it is in a majority of countries around the world. This Christian festivity commemorates the birth of Jesus, and is part of a 22-28 day season in the Christian calendar known as Advent.

YearDateDayHoliday
202425 DecWedChristmas Day
202525 DecThuChristmas Day
202625 DecFriChristmas Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The Palestinian Territories, particularly the West Bank, have a sizable Christian population that celebrates Christmas each year. Bethlehem, the village where Jesus Christ was born, is in the West Bank just south of Jerusalem. The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem hosts several Christmas Eve services each year.

On Christmas Eve, there is a parade through Bethlehem. Interestingly, in includes bagpipe music! You may also see Santa Claus in the parade as he throws candy to eagerly watching children.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202325 DecMonChristmas Day
202225 DecSunChristmas Day