In the Christian religion Christmas is the day that the birth of God's son, Jesus Christ, is celebrated. On this day Christian tradition states that the Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus in a manger in the town of Bethlehem. Christmas is observed on December 25th and marks the end of the Advent season, a period of waiting. Three Kings, or Magi, make the journey to see the newborn King following a bright star in the sky that marks the birthplace. The day they arrive is celebrated as Three Kings Day, (also known as Epiphany or Twelfth Night) twelve days after Christmas Day.
Food traditionally eaten on Christmas ranges across the world. In the United States candy canes, gingerbread, and fruit cake are a few items often associated with Christmas celebrations. In Mexico pavo and tamales are among the dishes that are part of the Christmas holiday. In Denmark roasted chestnuts and boiled whole potatoes are eaten.