THIS is how Christmas is celebrated around the world!

From Christmas tree decorations to holiday delicacies, THIS is how the rebirth of Jesus is celebrated around the world
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Christmas trees, eggnogs, candy canes, cosy fireplaces, Santa socks - this is how we’d normally celebrate the birth of Jesus. But some countries, however, have slightly different Christmas traditions and as such festive season celebrations take place over a longer period of time, from the beginning of December to the beginning of January. Let’s take a tour around the world and explore the different ways Christmas is celebrated.

Christmas in England

In the land of royalty, Christmas decorations start as early as mid November. Most families decorate their houses with sparkling lights and elaborate displays. The house owners often collect donations from visitors for their displays in aid of local charities. Just walking down the streets proves to be magical!

Christmas in the USA

In the USA, Christmas is celebrated on two days - 25th and 26th December. On Christmas day, families get together for a lavish festive meal. On Boxing Day, the 26th of December, friends and family are usually visit each other to exchange gifts. It is customary to send and give Christmas cards. I mean, have you seen the Kardashian Christmas cards?

Christmas in Australia

Since Australia lies in the Southern hemisphere, the festive season is during summer time, and thus, it is easy to understand that during Christmas, friends and family often gather at the beach and sing Christmas carols on the beach.

Christmas in France

In France, Christmas celebrations start with Nicholas day on the 6th of December. Then, children get sweets and little gifts. On Christmas eve, children put their polished shoes out in front of the chimney and hope that Father Christmas fills the shoes with sweets.

Christmas in Brazil

Many cities display Christmas trees during the month leading up to the year-end is celebrated with fireworks. In Brazil, you say ‘Bom Natal’ or ‘Boas Festes’ if you want to wish somebody Merry Christmas. Brazil is a colourful country and is decorated with festive hues!

Christmas in Italy

In Italy, a nativity scene is usually put up in churches, town squares and often in homes. This is the most important part of Christmas decorations. In many families around Italy, gifts are exchanged only on the 6th of January which is the Day of Epiphany.

While we celebrate Christmas with our loved ones, visiting all these places would be fun, right? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

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