“Worldwide Traditions of Christmas” from Coach Muller (re-blogged)

Beautiful!
In Uruguay and Argentina, children wait for January 6 to receive the big gifts that are brought by the 3 wise Magi : Balthazar of Arabia, Melchior of Persia, and Gaspar of India. Children leave their shoes outside and a bucket of water and hay for the camels. One of the 3 Magi usually leaves a handwritten personalized letter sealed with red wax, telling the children about how they behaved during the year. On Christmas Eve a dinner is shared with family and friends, and smaller gifts are left under the tree by Papa Noel. Usually a Nativity set is also placed near the Christmas tree, and the baby Jesus is added to the Nativity set on Christmas day.Special sweets are made for Christmas like “turron” ( a nougat confection, typically made of honey, sugar, and egg white, with toasted almonds or other nuts, and usually shaped into either a rectangular tablet or a round cake), and “Pan Dulce” or “Sweet bread” which is made with nuts and dry fruits.
Some people go to the midnight mass. There are fireworks at midnight on Christmas Eve as well as in New Year’s eve. Feliz Navidad & Merry Christmas to all! Amira ❤

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We as Americans know the customs of Christmas here in the United States…but have you ever wondered what some of the traditions of Christmas are like in other parts of the world? Well, sit back and discover some short, interesting facts, how other people from around the globe celebrate Christmas. 

Belgian

The children there believe it is kindly Saint Nicholas who brings them their presents. They also believe he rides a horse so they leave him hay and carrots and water for the horse just outside the house on December 6.

Canada/U.S.

Christmas trees are decorated and stockings are hung on the fireplace for Santa Claus to fill with gifts. Cards and gifts are exchanged with friends and relatives. Children put on pageants and go caroling.

China

The Christians in China light their homes with beautiful paper lanterns. Santa is called Dun Che…

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Such beautiful words and that is Christmas in a nutshell. Awesome.

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    1. Thank you dear Kamal! It’s nice to learn the different traditions around the world, and even though there are so many different ways to celebrate, the message of Love is always the same 🙂 ❤

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      1. Yes the message of Love is supreme in all festive occasions, Amira. Welcome dear.

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  2. Trina Graves says:

    So interesting to read of Christmas around the world ,and a special thank you for your added part too Amira. ❤
    Although, I don't know of any English children who wait till the afternoon to open their presents! 🙂 It's more like, the earliest 'morning' of the whole year!!! 🙂

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    1. I agree with you Trina. Sometimes it’s hard to generalize as even in a country there are many regional differences as well as individual traditions that are formed within families. Also some traditions seem to change over the years. I am sure that even in Uruguay and Argentina they may have assimilated new traditions from North America as the Hollywood movies tend to set new trends as well. 🙂

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