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World Leaders Celebrate Christmas (Photos)

Sun 25 Dec 2022 | 12:35 PM
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Sunday marks Christmas day for Catholics around the world. The value of this day indicates new beginnings, festive feelings, family, and gatherings. 

Several leaders around the world shared their Christmas celebrations and wished a merry Christmas to their followers and people. 

King Charles III

King Charles III will have mixed feelings between tears and joy as this Christmas will be his first one as a monarch, and the first one without his mother, Queen Elizabeth II who passed away last September. 

The King will spend Christmas day at Sandringham House in Norfolk where he will host a Christmas lunch with the family.

Last week, the King attended the second annual Royal Carol event hosted by the Prince and Princess of Wales at Westminster Abby.

President Joe Biden 

President Joe Biden spent his Christmas night with his wife, Jill, and they participated together in decorating their Christmas tree. 

President Emmanuel Macron 

President Macron didn't post any family photos for Christmas but he tweeted wishing his people a merry Christmas and calling them for making the end of this year for brotherhood.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz 

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz posted a photo of a decorated Christmas tree, wishing everyone a merry Christmas. In addition, he thanked all workers who are working in holiday. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 

Canadian Prime Minister delivered a short Christmas speech and posted it on Twitter, wishing all Canadians. He said: "Merry Christmas! Like millions of Canadians, my family is excited to gather around the Christmas tree and spend some quality time together. And as we look ahead to the new year, we’re also wishing you joy, health, love, and peace." 

King Felipe VI 

King Felipe VI of Spain spent his Christmas by giving a Christmas speech to his nation where he denounced the sequences of the war in Ukraine. 

 King Willem-Alexander

Dutch King Willem-Alexander will deliever his annual Christmas speech from his residential palace Huis ten Bosch on Sunday. 

The speech was recorded on Thursday, and it will introduce a recap to last year, and expressing the hopes of the new year. 

President Volodymyr Zelensky 

Ukrainian President Zelensky said in a short video aired in the Christmas eve: "We will celebrate our holidays! As always. We will smile and be happy. As always. The difference is one. We will not wait for a miracle. After all, we create it ourselves."

The Grand Duke 

The Grand Duke of Luxmburg celebrated his Christmas by delievering a speech to the nation in the palace, and there was a Christmas tree in the background. 

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni posted a home photo for herself beside a Christmas tree.

Prime Minister Sanna Marin

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin sent a short Christmas message, calling people for pausing their concerns for a moment and enjoy the season.