Is Christmas Day A Federal Holiday?

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
  • Denny’s
  • Waffle House
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • IHOP
  • 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.

  • CVS
  • Kroger
  • Rite Aid
  • Walgreens

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