Some people wait until Christmas Day to distribute and open presents, while others are used to opening their gifts on Christmas Eve (a common German tradition).
Still others split up the presents, opening a few on Christmas Eve, and the rest on Christmas Day, or even New Year’s Eve.16 Dec 2016
Is it OK to open presents on Christmas Eve?
There is no general rule about the right time to open gifts. Of course, if your family Tradition is to open them on Christmas morning, it would be wrong to open them earlier. If your family opens presents on Christmas Eve, it would be quite rude to tell them, that you will wait until morning to open your presents.22 Dec 2016
When should you open Christmas presents?
Children in the UK, USA and many other countries, such as Japan, open their presents on Christmas Day, December 25th. The latest presents are opened on January 6th (a month after the earliest). This is known as Epiphany and is mainly celebrated in Catholic countries such Spain and Mexico.
Why do people open Christmas presents on Christmas Eve?
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus. Since tradition holds that Jesus was born at night (based in Luke 2:6-8), Midnight Mass is celebrated on Christmas Eve, traditionally at midnight, in commemoration of his birth.
Who celebrates Christmas on the 24th?
The Europeans celebrate Christmas on the 24th instead of the 25th of December is because they are celebrating the night that Sinterklaas aka Santa Claus is flying over the earth. They hold that with just as much importance as the Christians do when they celebrate Christ on the 25th.3 Feb 2019