Christmas All Over The World|Christmas Traditions

How Kid celebrate Christmas

On this page you can read some fun truths about Christmas around the globe. Check out how kids celebrate Christmas in different parts of the world and get some interesting insights about Christmas customs and celebrations.

At Christmas, Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Traditional Christmas design frequently can be appreciated and joyful celebrations can be participated many nations, even in much of the nations where Christianity is not the religion of the majority of individuals. Christmas trees are a popular decoration as are small gleaming lights in windows and on walls.

christmas around the world Christmas Celebrations Christmas all over the world: Christmas is usually commemorated on Christmas Day, the 25th of December. Some nations nevertheless have somewhat various 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. Listed below you will discover some interesting Christmas truths for different nations. If you want to find out more about other intriguing Christmas customs in those nations merely click the links to go to our country-specific Christmas pages.

Christmas Worldwide:
France

In numerous areas in France, Christmas events start with St Nicholas day on the sixth of December. Then children get sugary foods and little presents.

Christmas in France Christmas Designs in Strasbourg/France Lots of cities in France are decorated during the weeks leading up to Christmas and kids like to open the 24 little windows of their Introduction calendar. In the Alsace region, the custom of installing embellished Christmas trees go back as far as the 14th century. Towns and cities are also lit up with Christmas lights.

On Christmas eve, Children put their polished shoes out in front of the chimney and hope that ‘Père Noël’(Daddy Christmas) fills the shoes with sugary foods. Christmas Day, 25th of December is a public vacation and households get together for a big feast. On this day also provides are exchanged.

A special getaway for many households throughout the festive season is this year an night see to the wonderful illuminated world of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.

Read more about French Christmas customs on our Christmas marketsand Christmas food pages.

Christmas all over the world:
Italy

In Italy, a nativity scene, a ‘presepe‘, is typically put up in churches, town squares and frequently in houses. This is for numerous the most important part of the Christmas designs.

Italy Nativity Nativity Scene in Italy The nativity scene display with a crib filled with straw, initially originates from Italy and is now common occurrence in lots of nations worldwide. In Italy, ‘Babbo Natale‘, that’s how Dad Christmas is employed Italian, hands out presents to kids on Christmas Day. Still in numerous households, gifts are exchanged just on 6 th of January which is the Day of Epiphany. In Italy, the people wish each other ‘Buon Natale’, which suggests ‘Merry Christmas’.

Learn more about customs and events for Christmas in Italy

Christmas in Germany

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, joyful Christmas markets are set up on primary squares in numerous cities.

German Christmas Market in Nuremberg Christmas Market in Nuremberg/Germany Homes are frequently embellished with fairy lights and festive ornaments in December, nevertheless, in Germany the Christmas tree is typically only install and decorated at the houses in the morning of the 24th of

December.Festive Christmas celebrations in Germany begin on the 24th of December, on Christmas Eve. Shops close early on Christmas eve, so keep in mind that you have to get your Christmas shopping done up until lunch break. The 26th of December is a public holiday in Germany too and lots of households celebrate on this day together, go to Church or enjoy a little excursion to a close-by park.Read here how Christmas is celebrated in German households. Christmas in England In England, most people begin with Christmas designs early, that is as early as

mid of November. Numerous households

embellish their homes with great deals of fairy lights and sparkling display screens.< img src =" https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/images/500xNxchristmas_inengland_shutterstock_70.jpg.pagespeed.ic.nl3x-Z_IB9.jpg"width="500"/ > Christmas Decors in England Often your home owners gather contributions from visitors to their screens in help of regional charities. So keep in mind if you like a screen place some

extra coins into the honesty boxes and assist the excellent causes.Christmas is commemorated on Christmas Day, the 25th of December. 26 December is a bank vacation as well. On Boxing Day, the 26th of December, friends and family are generally

visited to exchange presents. Christmas in Norway In Norway, children wait on’Julenisse ‘, the Norwegian Santa Claus. On Christmas Eve, the ‘Julenisse’, brings presents to the kids. During the month of December, children wait excitedly for’Jul’, that is how they call Christmas. The Norwegians want each other God Jul! which indicates Happy Christmas! Christmas in Iceland In Iceland, children put their shoes on the windowsill so the’Juletide Lads

‘, the Santa Claus, fills the shoes with little goodies. Christmas events in Iceland begin on 24th of December, Christmas eve. Households get together and delight in good food and lots of see midnight mass.

Christmas in Portugal The Portuguese commemorate Christmas on 24th of December. Homes are embellished for Christmas and many households put up a nativity

scene(presépio), where Baby

Jesus is added to the baby crib after the household participates in Midnight mass. Children put out their shoes for Child Jesus, not Santa, and presents are exchanged after the household has actually gone to a Christmas service on Christmas eve. In some towns and towns, the community collects then also around a fire in the church parking area that has actually been lit and wish each other ‘Feliz Natal’. Read more here.Christmas markets are not this typical in Portugal, nevertheless, the capital city Lisbon is understood for its huge artificial tree has been which is gleaming with countless thumbs-ups.

Lisbon Christmas tree 2019 Christmas in the Philippines In the Philippines there is a special custom of having a Christmas lantern, which is called’paról’; the lantern is star-shaped, remembering the star of Bethlehem, and mainly constructed of bamboo and paper. In the image below you can see how the lanterns look. Christmas in the Philippines The Christmas lanterns are on sale during Christmas time in the many markets in the Philippines. Christmas around the globe: Singapore

Christmas in the Philippines, Photo by Keith Bacongco WikimediaIn Singapore, about 2 in ten

individuals are Christians. Christmas, nevertheless, is very commercialised in Singapore and Christmas decors are abundant in the city with

masses of tiny fairy light decors. Singapore Shopping Malls Christmas Decorations Spectacular designs can be seen everywhere in the primary shopping district, Orchard Road as you can see in the image below. Or check out the Gardens on the Bay for a really spectacular Christmas Wonderland with light setups and concert. The display screen there is open until 26 December. Christmas all over the world: Australia In Australia, it is custom in the weeks up to Christmas to take part Christmas picnics organized by various churches and sing Christmas carols on the beach.

As Australia remains in the southern hemisphere, the joyful season is during summertime time and thus it is easy to comprehend that during Christmas time family and friends frequently gather at the beach. Christmas on Bondi Beach near Sydney/Australia Youth, friends and families collecting in Bondi Beach near Sydney on Christmas Day. Christmas in Brazil In Brazil, you will typically find a’presepio ‘, a crib or nativity scene, in front of a church.’Papai Noel ‘, or Daddy Christmas,

takes a trip from Greenland to Brazil to offer presents to Brazilian kids. Many cities show Christmas trees

during the month leading up

to the”and often the year end is celebrated with fireworks. The drifting Christmas tree in Rio de Janeiro is said to be the largest Christmas tree in the world. It will be lighted on 14 December 2019. In Brazil, you state’Bom Natal’or’ Boas Festes’if you want someone Merry Christmas. Christmas in South Africa In South Africa, the weeks before Christmas, people commemorate Christmas on the 25th of December. On Christmas Day the household collects at a’braai’, which is the South

African variation of a barbecue (BBQ). In South Africa it is summer season in December.

Many individuals visit Christmas mass on

Christmas day as well. There are few natural Christmas trees, but some people set up embellished artificial trees in their houses. Christmas Tree at the Cape Town V&A Waterfront/South Africa Lots of shopping center are transformed with Christmas decors.

Christmas in Cape Town/South AfricaAbove you can see the modern Christmas tree which was standing in

front of the V&A Waterfront Shopping Center in Cape Town. In 2019, nevertheless, the shopping centre is decorated with African crafts such as woven baskets made by the Zulu individuals and other installations by regional designers who use recycled material.

There are many festive concerts along with presents and arts & crafts markets held throughout the weeks leading up to Christmas Day.

Learn more about Christmas in Cape Town here.

Christmas around the World: Christmas in the USA

In December many households embellish their houses with Christmas ornaments and Christmas lights. Learn more about Christmas traditions here.Christmas is celebrated on 25th December. On Christmas Day, families get together for a joyful meal after exchanging presents. < img src= "https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/images/xChristmas_USA_Leonard_Zhukovsky_shutterstock_1575424192-2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.ylnNjL9uDX.jpg"width="500"alt="Christmas designs in Brooklyn/USA-image by Leonard Zhukovsky/ shutterstock.com"/ > House decorated in New york city-image by Leonard Zhukovsky It is popular to send and provide Christmas cards. People write on cards

:’ Merry Christmas! ‘or’ Merry Xmas!’Xmas represents Christmas, the X originates from the Greek letter ‘Chi’

which represents the word’Christós’or Χριστός which suggests Christ in English.Read here how people wish Merry Christmas in other languages. Christmas in New York/USA

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