Christmas on Nauru is celebrated with a public holiday every 25 December, as it is in a majority of countries around the world. This Christian festivity commemorates the birth of Jesus, and is part of a 22-28 day season in the Christian calendar known as Advent.
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Most Nauru Christians are either Congregationalist, Roman Catholic, or Charismatic. A few Baptists and other groups are on the island as well. All of them celebrate Christmas in essentially the same way, except that Catholics tend to attend mass on Christmas Eve until Christmas morning breaks. Protestants may go to church on Christmas day instead.
At home, people will usually have a private Christmas party to which they invite family and friends. There will be plenty of food and fun, and gifts may be exchanged. Since Nauru has a warm climate and lies near the mid-latitudes, some may go swimming at the beach or go on a walk if the weather permits.
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