Christmas traditions vary from one country to another. In Russia and Ukraine, Christmas is celebrated on 7th January and not on 25th December. This unusual date is because the Orthodox Church uses the old ‘Julian’ calendar.
For many people in Japan, the traditional merry christmas food is Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). It is so popular that you have to make a reservation on Christmas Day.
In Ireland, it’s traditional to leave mince pies and a bottle of Guinness out on Christmas Eve as a snack for Santa (or is it for Dad??)
In Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, the roads of the city are closed to cars on Christmas Eve morning so people can roller skate to Mass.
According to Norwegian legend, witches and evil spirits would emerge on Christmas Eve to steal brooms to ride the skies (along with my mother-in-law). So it’s normal on Christmas Eve to hide all your brooms and brushes.
During Christmas, people are busy decorating the Christmas tree, buying presents and preparing the dinner. But if you are one of those that prefers to watch others running around at merry christmas, maybe you’ve got time for our Christmas dilemmas…
1. What Christmas present would you prefer?
- Hand-made gift
2. What is the best colour for Christmas decorations?
3. Real or artificial merry Christmas tree?
- Real tree
- Artificial (fake) tree
- No tree
4. How would you like to spend your Christmas day?
- On the beach
- In the mountains
- At home
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