Friday, 6 December 2019

Christmas celebration around the world | Christmas celebration ideas

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First of all Merry Christmas to all of you, all we knows that Christmas is a festival of Santa Claus, but who is santa claus? Santa Claus is very famous in children, because he gives gifts to them. In my childhood Christmas days I also thinks that santa comes in late night and give me the gift which I am waiting for, but no one comes. Santa Claus is a virtual character which created for children who gives them a gifts in Christmas night, but the real Santa Claus is our parents. The character of Santa Claus is also known as Father, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick or Kris Kringle. This legendary figure was originated in Western Christian culture who said santa claus visit the homes of well-behaved children on the night of Christmas Eve to give them their desired gifts. Christmas tree decoration is the most important factor of Christmas celebration and there are many Christmas tree decoration ideas on Internet which you can use to make your Christmas different from others.

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Christmas celebration of every country in the world is different. If you want to see the Joy of Christmas then head towards the western countries, must visit European countries in Christmas season. The Christmas season is the best time to visit European countries, because that time every country in Europe is covered in snow and beautiful lighting. There you can also see beautifully decorated Christmas trees everywhere on the road. Christmas is a very important festival in Europe and one of the largely celebrated festival in European countries with full of joy. If you want to visit Europe, then must choose Christmas season to visit there, it definitely gives you a best memories of your life which you can't forget.

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Why Christmas is celebrated?

Now the most important question, why Christmas is celebrated? Christmas is celebrated in the whole world to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. The name "Christmas" comes from the Jesus. The Christmas is celebrated by Christians to remember that Jesus died for us. Some years ago Christmas is only celebrated by Christians people, but now this festival is celebrated in the whole world with full of joy. But the celebration of Christmas is differs from country to country.

It's not matter whether you are Christians or not to celebrate Christmas. It is the festival of family and friends to remember the good things they have. Especially for children Christmas is also like as it's a time to receive presents. That's why this festival is the most favourite festival of every child!

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The date of Christmas

No one knows the real birth date of God Jesus! There is no any date mentioned in the Bible also, so why the Christmas is celebrated on 25th December? There has many arguments on this matter to when Christmas should be celebrated! Because the real birth date of Jesus is hidden from the world. There is no any proof which can proves that 25th December is a birth date of God Jesus.

The first Christmas festival was celebrated on 25th December in 336, during the Roman Emperor period.

Christmas celebration in different countries of the world

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Christmas celebration in Czech Republic

In Czech Republic Happy or Merry Christmas is called as 'Veselé Vánoce'. On Christmas eve some people keep fast during this season in the hope of they will see a vision of 'golden pig' appear on the wall! This is a sign of good luck in Czech Republic!

In Czech Republic, During the evening of Christmas Eve people eat a traditional Christmas dinner, which consists of fish soup and fried carp decorated with potato salad.

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Christmas in Norway
Christmas celebration in Norway

In Norway, Men fire their guns into the air on the night of Christmas Eve. According to ancient belief, this is a primetime for evil spirits to emerge.

In some parts of Norway, children go for carol singing. Every children will dress up like as Shepherds and Wise men which are the characters of Christmas Story and go singing from house to house in their local area.

Christmas celebration in Australia
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Christmas celebration in Australia

In Australia, Christmas comes in the starting of the summer vacation! So Children in Australia enjoying their summer holidays from mid December to early February, some people also like to be camping at Christmas Eve.

Australian people also go out for carol singing on Christmas Eve. In Christmas season all people decorate their houses and gardens with Christmas Trees and lights. There you can see some little competitions between neighbours to see who makes the best Christmas lighting. The neighbors in Australia also visit each other houses to look at the light decoration at night. People starts to decorate their houses as early as from 1st December.

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Christmas in Armenia
Christmas celebration in Armenia

The Armenian Church celebrates Christmas on January 6th. In the first week of December a big Christmas Tree (Called as "Tonatsar" in Armenia) is created in Republic Square of Yerevan city, which is the capital of Armenia.

Some Armenian people choose to fast a week before Christmas Eve. They break their fast in the night of Christmas Eve with a meal called "khetum," which contains rice, fish, chickpeas, dried nuts, yogurt soup and desserts.

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Christmas in South Africa
Christmas celebration in south Africa

In South Africa Christmas comes in summer season, The schools are closed for the Christmas holidays and some people like to go camping. On Christmas Eve, carol singing is very popular in the towns and cities of South Africa. Carols singing with candlelights is also very popular on Christmas Eve. In South Africa many people go for a morning Church Service in Christmas days.

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Christmas in Ukraine
Christmas celebration in Ukraine

The Ukrainian people use fake spider webs to decorate their Christmas trees. But why?According to the story of a poor widower who had no money to decorate his Christmas family tree. Some friendly spiders saw him and his crying children, so at that night when everyone was in a deep sleep, they decorated his tree with silver and gold web. After that, the poor family never had any financial problem ever again. Since, a spider web covered Christmas tree signifies the prosperity and wealth for the upcoming year.

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Christmas in Austria
Christmas celebration in Austria

Many Christmas traditions of Austria are very similar with its neighbor Germany, but Austria also has its own special Christmas tradition.

On Christmas Eve, every town in the country display a large Christmas Tree in the town square. In homes, people decorate Christmas trees with gold and silver ornaments and straw made stars.

In Austria, Christmas starts around 4.00pm on Christmas Eve and people comes out to sing carols around the tree. Some childrens in Austria believes that the 'Christkind' decorates their Christmas trees and he also brings gifts for them on Christmas Eve and leaves them under the tree. But wait, who is "Christkind"?The Christkind is a golden-haired baby, with a flying wings who symbolizes as the new born Christ.

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Christmas in Spain
Christmas celebration in Spain

In Spain, Christmas Eve is known as Nochebuena. Before the days of Nochebuena, children take part in 'piden el aguinaldo' where they go for sing carols in their local area to get some money!

There is another festival celebrated in Spain which is about the Christmas Story. It is called as Epiphany, celebrated on 6th January. In Spanish language, Epiphany is called as 'Fiesta de Los tres Reyes Mages' which means 'The three Magic Kings festival'. Childrens believe that the magic Kings bring them presents at Epiphany day. In that hope they write small letters to the Kings for presents and on the "Epiphany day" they leave their shoes on windowsills or near Christmas Tree to be filled with gifts. 

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Christmas in India
Christmas celebration in India

Ascompared to India's population, there are only 2.3 percent Christians in India. But, all you knows that India is the second most populated country in the world after China, means that, there are more than 25 million celebrate Christmas.

Due to the shortage of pine trees in the region, Indians use other trees like banana or mango as a substitute. The Mumbai city in india has largest Indian Christian Communities and many Christians in Mumbai are Roman Catholics. In Goa (Smallest state and past Portuguese colony in India) 26% of people are Christians. On the Christmas Eve all Churches in India are decorated with candles and Poinsettia flowers for Midnight Mass service.

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Christmas in Ireland
Christmas celebration in Ireland

In Ireland, Irish people celebrate Christmas in the same way as people celebrate in UK and USA, but they also have their own Christmas traditions. Epiphany festival which celebrated on January 6th, is called as 'Little Christmas' in Ireland. But now this festival is not widely celebrated in Ireland.

There is an oldest tradition related to Christmas in which some Irish people put a tall candle on the sill of the largest window of their houses on Christmas Eve after sunset. The candle is left to burn all over the night, which represents a welcoming light for Joseph and Mary.

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Christmas in Japan
Christmas celebration in Japan

From the last few decades Christmas has only been widely celebrated festival in Japan. But it's still not celebrated as a religious festivals, because there are not many Christians lives in Japan. Some people that came to Japan from other countries like UK or USA started trends to sending and receiving Christmas Cards on the Christmas Eve, which is very popular in Japan.

In Japan, rather than a religious celebration, Christmas is celebrated to spread happiness. Christmas Eve is widely celebrated in Japan than Christmas day.

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Christmas in Canada
Christmas celebration in Canada

Canada is a very large country with different cultural backgrounds. There are many different Christmas traditions in Canada and some of them are come from French, English, Irish, German and Ukrainian nations. In Canada people send Christmas Cards to their friends, family and neighbours. Many childrens in Canada open their gifts on the Christmas Eve and some of them are only open their one gift, then save other gifts to open on Christmas Day.

Canadian people like to decorate their houses with different lights and Christmas Trees. Canada looks more beautiful in its Christmas days.

There are many websites on Internet which provides best Christmas decoration ideas and creative Christmas card ideas by using this ideas you can make your Christmas more special and attractive than others. 

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  1. Love this Blog about Christmas around the world, Im from Scotland in UK and yes we celebrate a typical uk christmas

  2. Thank you Eileen and Merry Christmas to you. You are living in a very beautiful country.