Here is how many Christians and non-Christians celebrate Christmas in the world.
According to the www.twowaybreakingnews.com there are about 2.2 billion Christians in the world, which makes up about 30 percent of the 7.6 billion people in total. In the United States, there are about 280 million Christians out of 323 million (2010 Census).
Washington Times says that 96 percent of Christians celebrate Christmas in the U.S.A. Christians believe that Jesus is the light of the world.
Eighty one percent of Americans celebrate Christmas December 25, commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christians and non-Christians alike celebrate Christmas. Two-thirds (65 percent) of Christians say Christmas is mostly a religious holiday, while most non-Christians see the holiday as more of a cultural event, ( Washington Times).
People around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are of both religious and secular nature. According to the History.com Christmas evolved over two millennia into a worldwide religious holiday.
Today, Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together and exchange gifts. The name Christmas comes from the Mass of Christ or Jesus.
Livescience.com says,” Pagan, or non-Christian, traditions show up in this beloved winter holiday, a consequence of early church leaders melding Jesus’ nativity celebration with pre-existing midwinter festivals.”
People from different countries don’t celebrate Christmas because it is not as common as it is in the United States.