Wednesday 24 December 2014
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014
while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney was one of the best selling books.
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- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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