Christmas Day is celebrated everywhere in the United States. The question when considering its Christian roots: By giving federal employees a paid holiday on Christmas, does that mean the government is not only recognizing its cultural significance but its religious significance as well?
But who has objections to having a day off?
Is Christmas Day A Federal Holiday?
Yes, Christmas Day is a federal holiday in the United States. It is the most widely celebrated holiday of the year. Even though Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, up to 90%-95% of Americans (Christians and non-Christians alike) celebrate this holiday in various traditions.
What Is Open And Closed On Christmas Day?
Expect pretty much everything to be closed on Christmas Day: banks, federal offices, major retail chains. But if your fridge happens to be understocked, there are a few stores that remain open on December 25.
Restaurants open on Christmas Day 2016:
- Buca di Beppo
- Waffle House
- Dunkin Donuts
- Starbucks: varies by location
- Panda Express : varies by location
Grocery stores open on Christmas Day 2016:
In terms of groceries, these will probably be open for your last minute milk-and-egg-needs.
- Rite Aid