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Read about Christmas Traditions around the World. Mexican Traditions and customs, German Traditions & customs and Italian Traditions and customs. What are the traditions that are adhered to in Australia, England, China, France, Panama, Italy, Germany, Holland, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Israel and Latin America? How is Merry Christmas said in different languages? Free facts and useful information about festive traditions.

Traditions
Chrismas 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 Customs and Traditions Around the World!

Christmas Traditions Around the World
Traditions are specific practices of long standing in which unwritten customs and practices are passed from one generation to the next. Traditions and customs form part of a country's culture and heritage. The following information provides some fast, interesting facts about customs and Xmas traditions. Learn about Christmas Traditions and Customs around the World! Click one of the following links to access your choice of facts and information about Xmas Traditions:

Traditions Around the World

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Christmas Traditions in Argentina
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Christmas Traditions in Jamaica
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Christmas Traditions in Latin America
Christmas Traditions in Mexico
Christmas Traditions in Panama
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Christmas Traditions in Russia
Christmas Traditions in Spain
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Traditions Around the World

Merry Christmas said in different Languages!
How is a festive salutation given in different Languages? We start with Irish and then go on to provide a translation for how do you say Merry Christmas in Russia, Chinese, Jamaica, Sweden, Switzerland, Mexico and many other countries and languages including translations for
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. Festive customs and traditions around the world.

Customs and Traditions
Different countries celebrate in their own way including different dates, food, drinks which lead to a variety of diverse traditions around the World! Discover facts and information about the world wide traditions and celebrations of gift giving, Santa Claus and other customs and traditions 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. Customs and Traditions around the World.

German Traditions!
German customs and traditions  include Nikolaustag (Saint Nicholas' Day) on December 6 when a shoe is traditionally left 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!

Mexican Traditions!
Mexican custom and traditions include the Las Posadas festival which begins December 16 and ends December 24. Epiphany (6 January) marks the end of the festivities in Mexico.

Italian Traditions!
Italian custom and traditions 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.

English Traditions!
English custom and traditions 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!

Panama Traditions!
Customs and traditions in Panama include Xmas Parades which include floats that are brightly decorated and the women wear dresses called polleras whilst the men wear monunos.

Australian Traditions!
Australian custom and tradition 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.

Different Names for Santa Claus
Santa Claus and his activities are an important festive tradition all around the world. Christkind ("The Christ-child") and
the Christkindl (Christ Child's messenger) is the traditional gift-bringer in regions of Mexico, Latin America, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Canada, Italy, Liechtenstein, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Slovakia, Hawaii, Hungary and some areas in Hispanic America. Many different names for Santa Claus, or gift givers, are detailed as follows:

Traditional Names around the world
 for Santa Claus
Language / CountryTraditional Name
AmericaSanta, Kris Kringle, St Nick
MexicanSanto Clós
Latin AmericaPapa Noel
Canadian, France, BelgiumPere Noel
ItalianBabbo Natale
HawaiinKanakaloka
GermanWeihnachtsmann
HungarianMikulas (St. Nicholas)
AustriaChristkind
DanishJulemanden
FinnishJoulupukki
GermanWeihnachtsmann
IcelandicJolasveinn
NorwayJulenissen
PortugalPai Natal
SwedishJultomten
TurkishNoel Baba
PolishSwiety Mikolaj
JapaneseHoteiosho
RussianDed Moroz
BrazilianPapai Noel
ChineseDun Che Lao Ren
FrenchPere Noel
HungarianMikulas
IndianChristmas Baba in Hindi and Christmas Thaathaa in Tamil
DutchKerstman, Sinterklaas or Sinter Klaas
IrishSanty or Daidí na Nollag (Father Christmas)
Language / CountryTraditional Name

Traditional Names around the world
 for Santa Claus

Christmas Traditions Around the World
How is Merry Xmas said in different languages? How do you say Merry Xmas in Irish? How do you say Merry Xmas in Russia? Read about Christmas Traditions around the World which are 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

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