Christmas Traditions Arounds the World

There are a few studies that show that introducing your child to different cultures very early on is a great way to raise a sensitive and well-rounded person. In order to introduce something similar, we started researching Christmas traditions around the world and are using some of the things we’ve found out from some of the country’s to have our class Christmas party.


Here are some facts we did find out –

1. In some of the orthodox Christian nations like Russia and Ukraine, Christmas is celebrated on the 7th of January. Some people are known to fast till the 6th and wait till the star appears in the right spot. They then celebrate with a 12 course dinner in honor of the 12 apostles of Jesus.

2. While most western countries leave out milk and cookies for Santa, in Ireland, they leave out mince pies and a pint of Guinness

3. In Venezuela on Christmas Day, cars stay off from all the major roads so people can roller-skate to Mass safely.

4. In Norway, there is a belief that witches and evil spirits emerge on Christmas eves. In order to stop them, Norwegians hide all their brooms and cleaning equipment and men fire shotguns outside the house to scare them away.

5. In Japan, the traditional Christmas meal is Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). That’s right. It’s so famous and well marketed that KFC dine-ins are always booked full.


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