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WELCOME TO THE ChristiansUnite Christian Holidays Celebration. Not all holidays featured here are necessarily 'Christian', but all are approached from a Christian perspective. People in every culture celebrate holidays. Although the word "holiday" literally means "holy day," most holidays are not religious, but commemorative in nature and origin.

       There's lots of information here for you to enjoy, so dig deep into the suggested links and enjoy your time on this site.

Canada Day

       Celebrated on July 1st.

       Formerly called Dominion Day, Canada Day is the national holiday of Canada. The July 1st holiday was established in 1879. Read more about the origin of Canada Day, or visit some suggested Canada Day web sites for more information or useful and fun resources.

       The Origin of Canada Day - On October 27, 1982, July 1st which was known as "Dominion Day" became "Canada Day". Get the full story.

       Recommended Canada Day Web Sites - There's stuff here for everyone. Kids and adults as well can enjoy the suggested resouces here. Enjoy learning more about the history of Canada, and much more.


       Celebrated on December 25th.

       Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. However, many other customs and celebrations surround Christmas. What is the true origin of some of these customs? Other online Christmas resources are available here for your use, including Christmas clip art, wallpaper, and even some Christmas jokes.

       The Origin of Christmas - Read about the true biblical account of Christmas. But what about other Christmas celebrations and customs, and who is Santa Claus, Father Christmas, and St. Nickolas?

       Christmas Resources - A selection of free online Christmas resources for your use.

       A Christmas Devotional - A Christmas devotional by the prince of preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

       A Christmas Commentary - What to do with Santa Claus, by Rev Mark H. Creech.

       Recommended Christmas Web Sites - Links to some other recommended Christmas web sites. Recipes, humor, crafts, activities, poems, stories, fun, and more.

Columbus Day

       Celebrated the second Monday of October.

       Columbus Day honors the explorer Christopher Columbus, who first landed in the New World on October 12, 1492. Learn about the origin of this holiday, as well as visit other online Columbus Day resources available here for your interest.

       The Origin of Columbus Day - In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed October 12 Columbus Day. President Richard Nixon later declared Columbus Day a national holiday to be observed the second Monday of each October. Read more about Christopher Columbus, and Columbus Day here.

       Recommended Columbus Day Web Sites - Links to some other recommended Columbus Day web sites.


       Celebrated between March 22nd and April 25th.

       Easter is the observance of the crucifixion, burial, and triumphant resurrection of Jesus Christ. Along with Christmas, Easter is the most celebrated Christian holiday worldwide.

       The Origin of Easter - What is the origin of Easter, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday? And where did the Easter Bunny come from?

       Easter Resources - A selection of free online Easter resources for your use.

       Recommended Easter Web Sites - Links to some other recommended Easter web sites. Recipes, humor, crafts, activities, poems, stories, fun, and more.


       Celebrated on October 31st.

       What we now know as Halloween developed from ancient New Year festivals and festivals of the dead. The Celts lived more than two thousand years ago in what is now the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Northern France. Their New Year began on November 1st. A festival that began the previous evening honoured Samhain, the Lord of Death.

       The Origin of Halloween - Read more about Halloween, and it's pagan origins here.

       Web Sites - Links to some other recommended Halloween web sites, for your information.

       Download - a printable ghost story of King Saul and the witch at Endor, with a graphic to print on an envelope, perfect for handing out to kids on Halloween night. Don't forget to add a treat to the package.


       Celebrated the last Thursday in November.

       Almost every culture in the world has held celebrations of thanks for a plentiful harvest. The American Thanksgiving holiday began as a feast of thanksgiving in the early days of the American colonies almost four hundred years ago.

       The Origin of Thanksgiving - Read more about the early setlers, and the origin and history of Thanksgiving.

       A Thanksgiving Commentary - Lest We Be Worse Than Infidels. By Rev. Mark H. Creech.

       The proclamation of Thanksgiving - By the President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln.

       Thanksgiving Resources - Enjoy some free online Thanksgiving resources.

       Recommended Thanksgiving Web Sites - Links to some other recommended Thanksgiving web sites, for your information.

Veterans Day

       Celebrated November 11th.

       An answer to the question of how to pay tribute to those who had served in the Korean War came in a proposal made by Representative Edwin K. Rees of Kansas: Change Armistice Day to Veterans Day, and make it an occasion to honor those who have served America in all wars. In 1954 President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day.

       The Origin of Veterans Day - Read more about Veterans Day, and it's origin here.

       Recommended Veterans Day Web Sites - Links to some other recommended Veterans Day web sites, for your information.

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