You've seen all the yard signs congratulating "graduates" of all types: college graduates, high school graduates, middle school graduates, even elementary school graduates. But a yard sign and "likes" won't do justice for a 1st Communicant--to firmly implant in a child's mind and heart that God Himself came in a special sacramental way to dwell with them for the first time.
Many Orthodox Christians in the United States celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar. This date works to be December 25 in the Julian calendar, which pre-dates the Gregorian calendar. It is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, who is believed to be the son of God.