Deped Announce Early Christmas Break!
The Department of Education-Cebu City has announced that Christmas Break will begin in public schools on December 15 and students will return on January 6, 2020.
Carl Capili, staff of Acting DepEd Supt. Dr. Danilo Gudilusao said it was based on the DepEd memorandum issued by their Central Office.
Private schools depend on their respective school administrators during their vacation.
Wow, it's a long vacation.
Christmas is a great holiday, set in memory of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. Christmas is one of the most important Christian holidays and a public holiday in more than 100 countries of the world.
December 25, Christmas is celebrated not only by Catholics, but also by the Orthodox of a number of countries, Lutherans and other Protestant denominations.
The first information about Christians celebrating Christmas dates back to the 4th century. The question of the real date of birth of Jesus Christ is controversial and ambiguously resolved among church authors. Perhaps the choice of December 25th is connected with the pagan solar festival “Birth of the Invincible Sun” that fell on this day, which, after the adoption of Christianity in Rome, was filled with new content.
According to one of the modern hypotheses, the choice of the date of Christmas was due to the simultaneous celebration by the early Christians of the Incarnation (Conception of Christ) and Easter. Accordingly, as a result of the addition of nine months to this date (March 25), Christmas fell on the winter solstice.