In most European countries, Christmas holidays on December 25 and 26 are paid public holidays for all workers. For Europeans, according to the tradition of Christmas, Christmas is first and foremost a family reunion, for each person to express love and care for family members, relatives and with friends and neighbors. , when the children come back from work to visit their family. After mass on the afternoon of December 24, usually followed by a family dinner and a midnight gift; from the afternoon, there is almost no passersby on the street. On the morning of December 25, the whole family usually goes to church together for Mass.
In Germany, the afternoon of December 24 (half day), December 25 and 26 are a paid national holiday and shops are not allowed (except at train stations or airports). The evening and night of December 24 are on the list of “silent holidays” (Stille Tage), there are state-based prohibitions such as banning dancing, prohibiting making noise, prohibiting the organization of all home entertainment event