Christmas In America
- Christmas has been celebrated officially in Congress by our American Forefathers since December 25th, 1789.
- Christmas was declared a United States Federal Holiday in 1870, signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant, to be observed annually on December 25th.
- From the 19th century onwards, the citizens of America transformed this Festival of Christmas from a one day celebration to a weeklong or month long celebration.
- For the past 218 years, Americans have taken part in every aspect of Christmas, embracing the spirit of love, peace, sharing and caring.