|FC825||1970 Christmas Thames Cover with a Bethlehem Special postmark||£10.00||Buy Now|
Issue Date: 25/11/1970
Issue Name: 1970 Christmas Thames Cover with a Bethlehem Special Postmark
25th November 1970 Christmas Thames cover with a Bethlehem special First Day of Issue postmark.
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Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25th as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is prepared for by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an Octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated culturally by a large number of non-Christian people, and is an integral part of the holiday season, while some Christian groups reject the celebration. In several countries, celebrating Christmas Eve on December 24th has the main focus rather than December 25th, with gift-giving and sharing a traditional meal with the family.
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