Armenian Christians celebrate Christmas on January 6; Assyrians and Chaldean Christians celebrate on the 25th of December. Officially the evangelicals celebrate together on December 25. In Christmas celebrations, they welcome brothers and sisters from Muslim backgrounds into their fellowship to share in the festivities.
On the evening of December 31, they have a big celebration including worship, listening to the Word of God read and preached and enjoying dramas. They play Biblical competitions, and then they pray for the new year. In the last minutes before midnight, while handling the candles, they congratulate each other for the new year, and share a big cake as a family of Believers.