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Leeds City Council service information for the festive period

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Details of this year’s Leeds City Council services for over the festive period are available on the council website here: Leeds City Council Christmas services 2016

Services that are expected to have low or non-essential demand are being scaled back to allow the closure of a number of council buildings, which saves on costs over the Christmas and New Year period. This is a policy that has been operating successfully for four years now.

All key frontline and emergency services will still be running, so check the above link for details if you do need to get in touch during the period from midnight on Saturday December 24 2016 to midnight on January 2 2017.

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an Octave.

Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season. In several countries, celebrating Christmas Eve has the main focus rather than Christmas Day.