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Christmas 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Palau

Christmas in Palau 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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As a mostly-Christian country, Palau sets Christmas Day aside as a time to reflect on the meaning of Jesus’ birth and to spend time with family and acquaintances. Churches are packed on Christmas, both by locals and tourists. A large number of tourists come to the island around Christmas break for a family vacation. There are many special events and festivities to attend to ensure a unique experience.

At home, Palau’s families gather for Christmas dinner, take time to give each other presents, and spend time catching up with old friends and relatives whom they may not have seen for months or longer.

Previous Years

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