Christmas Day is the only day in the UK when no newspaper is issued! The last daily edition of The Times and The Independent was published at midnight on 25 December 2016 - the day after Christmas.
All other days of the year are divided into late editions, which are published between 11pm and 4am in accordance with European law requiring newspapers to be out by 12pm on weekdays. On Saturdays and Sundays there is just one edition issued at around 11am.
The first publication of a newspaper is called its "birthday issue". To mark this occasion, some publications choose to come out two weeks before their birthday (which for most papers is January 2nd). Others may choose to delay their birthday issue until well into the new year because they want to use it as an opportunity to highlight important social issues or make business announcements.
Newspapers are published throughout the world on Christmas Day. However, since 1967, Brazil has followed Argentina's lead and refused entry to Brazilians on that day.
Are newspapers available on New Year's Day? Newspapers in England are published every day of the year except Christmas Day, and this has been the case since 1912, as seen by this old New York Times report. However, on New Year's Day they do not publish a newspaper but issue a special "Year-End" edition.
In America, the tradition is much older than in England. The first daily newspaper, the Baltimore Daily Advertiser, went to press at 4:00 a.m. on January 1, 1857. Since then, most American newspapers have continued this practice. Even among those that did not, many printed special editions on New Year's Day.
The printing of a newspaper on New Year's Day is called its "first page". Before the advent of mass production techniques, each newspaper was printed one page at a time on high-quality papers with expensive equipment. Thus, only major newspapers were able to afford printing their entire inventory on New Year's Day. Minorities of subscribers would have received their newspapers on other days, while others may never have had a copy delivered at all.
Newspaper editors often claim that no one reads newspapers on New Year's Day, but this is not true. According to Nielsen/Net Ratings, an average of 30 million people read the daily newspaper on New Year's Day 2012.
No newspapers on Christmas. It's a holiday for Christians around the world, so most of them will be taking time off work to visit families or stay in bed late on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The only people who won't take time off are those who make their living from selling papers. On Christmas Day they'll be working as usual! The Christmas holiday was invented by the Catholic Church when they wanted to give Christian workers a day off every year on December 25th. Before then they got only Sunday as a holiday. So yes, there are newspapers on Christmas Day.
Nowadays, Christmas is a commercial holiday where shops would open early and stay open late to make money from tourists and shoppers. Newspaper vendors also use this time to sell more papers because it is when people are most likely to go shopping or see friends and family. This isn't something new; it has always been like this during Christmas season.
Newspapers usually have special editions on Christmas Day. These might include stories about Christmas events happening all over the world, reviews of the latest Christmas movies, or lists of top 10 Christmas songs.
In India, there are no set holidays for newspapers. Every year, three national holidays are observed: Independence Day (15th August), Republic Day (26th January), and Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October). This indicates that they do not issue a newspaper the next day. However, most newspapers do publish from Monday to Saturday.
The Hindu is one of the oldest newspapers in the world. It was started by Brahmins who left South India after being expelled by the British. They moved to North India and started publishing articles written by themselves and others. The Hindu is now published by The Times of India group which also publishes several other newspapers in India.
Times of India group also publishes the Indian Express, which is another popular newspaper in India.
Other than these, there are many local newspapers that are published across India. Some famous ones include The Statesman, Hindustan Times, Dainik Bhaskar, and Deccan Herald.
No, because it is the religious day of Hindus and Jews, so they don't work on Sundays.
Hindus believe that Sunday is the day of rest, so they don't want to work then. And because Jews don't want to waste time, they don't work on Sundays either.