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Christmas Traditions Around the World

Find out about the traditional festive customs around the world including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Cuba, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hawaii, Holland, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latin America, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Russia and Spain!

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Christmas Traditions Around the World
Click one of the following links to discover how the country celebrates during the festive season. There are facts and information about each of the countries including the flag of the country, info about the country and also their Christmas symbols, customs and traditions!

Christmas Traditions Around the World

Christmas Traditions in Argentina
Christmas Traditions in Australia

Christmas Traditions in Canada
Christmas Traditions in Cuba
Christmas Traditions in Costa Rica
Christmas Traditions in Denmark
Christmas Traditions in England
Christmas Traditions in France
Christmas Traditions in Germany
Christmas Traditions in Great Britain
Christmas Traditions in Hawaii
Christmas Traditions in Holland
Christmas Traditions in Hungary
 
Christmas Traditions in Jamaica
Christmas Traditions in Japan
Christmas Traditions in India
Christmas Traditions in Ireland
Christmas Traditions in Israel
Christmas Traditions in Italy
Christmas Traditions in Latin America
Christmas Traditions in Mexico
Christmas Traditions in Panama
Christmas Traditions in Peru
Christmas Traditions in Puerto Rico
Christmas Traditions in Portugal
Christmas Traditions in Russia
Christmas Traditions in Spain

Christmas Traditions Around the World

Christmas Traditions Around the World
Christmas is celebrated all around the world. Approximately 45%, which is equivalent to 2275 million people, join in the celebrations. Each country celebrates in their own way, some at different times and dates, which lead to a variety of different Christmas Traditions Around the World!

Customs Around the World - Germany
German customs include Nikolaustag (Saint Nicholas' Day) on December 6 when a shoe is traditionallyleft outside the door on the eve December 5 and children hope that the following morning they will find small gifts if they had been good - or a rod if they had been bad!

Customs Around the World - Mexico
Mexican customs include the Las Posadas festival which begins December 16 and ends December 24. Epiphany (6 January) marks the end of the festivities in Mexico.

Customs Around the World - Italy
Italian customs include a character called Befana. It is not just Santa Claus (Babbo Natale) who brings the gifts to Italian children but also the kind witch who is called La Befana.

Customs Around the World - England
English customs include festive food such as a roast dinner (usually roast turkey or chicken) with a great variety of vegetables including Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower cheese, parsnips and roast potatoes!

Customs Around the World - Panama
Customs in Panama include Xmas Parades which include floats that are brightly decorated and the women wear dresses called polleras whilst the men wear monunos.

Customs Around the World - Australia
Customs in Australia include December 26, Boxing Day which is a public holiday when many Australians take the opportunity to clean up after the festive activities or enjoy sporting events, as in the UK. The most famous Sporting events on Boxing Day include the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and the Boxing Day Test cricket test match.

Christmas Traditions Around the World
Different countries celebrate in their own way including different dates, food, drinks which lead to a variety of diverse traditions around the World! Discover the celebrations, gift giving, Santa Claus and other customs followed in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Cuba, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hawaii, Holland, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latin America, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Russia and Spain.

Christmas Traditions Around the World - Traditional Greetings
The tradition of using a special greeting during the festive season and the start of the New Year is given by different people all over the world, it is part of their Christmas traditions. There are many different greetings around the world which translate to " Merry Christmas", " Happy Christmas", Seasons Greetings" and "Happy New Year" and these greetings have been included in the specific sections in our articles about different countries and their Christmas Traditions Around the World.

Christmas Traditions Around the World
How do each of the countries celebrate? What symbols can be found in their homes? When do they celebrate? What special food and drinks are enjoyed? Do they give gifts and presents? Does the figure of Santa Claus form part of their traditions or is Saint Nicholas used as their figure? Do they have similar symbols, customs and traditions
associated with the Yule Log, Plum Pudding, the Bells, the songs, evergreens such as the holly and the ivy, stockings, the tree, the Advent Wreath, the candles, the lights, the cards, decorations, ornaments and baubles, reindeer, elves and the gifts?

Christmas Traditions Around the World
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Christmas Traditions Around the World

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