Christmas eve is considered where everybody celebrates the festival with all happiness and enthusiasm. This religious and cultural festival is observed by billions of people annually on December 25. But for a while, it has its roots in religious traditions dating back thousands of years, but there are many countries that don’t celebrate Christmas Eve.
For Christians, Christmas is one of the most significant days marked on the calendar. Christian countries re-enact nativity scenes, which depict the birth of Jesus Christ. They also participate in religious observances such as midnight Mass. Christmas customs around the world differ from country to country. Many countries install and light Christmas trees, hang advent wreaths, and put out their Christmas stockings and candy canes.
And according to the Pew Research Center, “As of 2010, Christianity was by far the world’s biggest religion, with an estimated 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth,”. However, the rest of the world (69%), follow different religions that may or may not celebrate Christmas.
Below are some places around the world where December 25 is the just casual day. If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Christmas, these countries just may be the perfect place!