WASHINGTON, Dec. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25: CHRISTMAS DAY
Profile America -- Saturday, December 25th. Today is Christmas Day -- honoring the birth of Jesus and one of the happiest days in the long calendar of the year. The shopping is over, the presents have been opened, and yards of crumpled wrapping paper are headed for recycling. Outside, in conditions ranging from snowdrifts to warm sunshine, children are trying out their new treasures, from snowboards to bikes, while inside, others are busy with video games and iPods. Many of the two-thirds of adults who are members of Christian churches will have attended services to honor the day. And, in many of the nearly 117 million households in America, holiday music and lights will be joined by the inviting smells of a special dinner to be shared with family and friends. The men and women of the U.S. Census Bureau across the nation wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, p. 613
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 59, 75
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau