The 7 th of January is a public holiday, because it is Christmas! Yes, yes! 🙂
Simple reason of it, is a calendar. The difference between Julian and Gregorian calendar is 14 days. Christmas is celebrated on 25 December in Julian calendar which falls on 7 January in Gregorian one.
Many people meet Christmas in church, attending half, or the whole ceremony and go back home happy, full with positive feelings.
At home family members gather together and dine.
Because of the 14 day difference between calendars, logically New Year falls on the 14 th of January, but the countries with Gregorian calendar usually share the New Year celebration with the most of the nations celebrating it on 31 December. That can be a reason why in most of the countires with Greogrian calendar, gifts are presented on New Year instead of Christmas – on January 7th.
Merry Christmas! ☼