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How is Christmas celebrated around the world?

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How is Christmas celebrated around the world?

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  1. How is Christmas celebrated around the world?

  2. Australia • In Australia, Santa's sleigh is pulled by eight white kangaroos. • Christmas dinner is eaten outdoors and is followed by a visit to the beach or a game of cricket.

  3. Switzerland • In Switzerland, during the holiday season the Star Singers (Sternsingers) dressed as the Three Kings parade through the streets of cities and towns singing Christmas songs. • Santa visits in a special fairytale tram and gives the children a ride through the city, singing songs with them and sharing a basket full of sweets.

  4. Mexico • In Mexico, children sometimes leave their shoes out instead of stockings. • On Christmas Eve there is a parade of singers carrying bells and candles on top of long poles. They wind through the streets until they get to the local church. FELIZ NAVIDAD Y PROSPERO AÑO NUE VO!!!

  5. Kenya • In Kenya, the churches are decorated with balloons, ribbons, flowers and green plants as well as Christmas trees. • Christmas dinner is often a barbecue with family members traveling from far away to be together again.

  6. Norway • In Norway, on Christmas Eve, a bowl of porridge, "nisse" is left in the barn for the gnome who protects the farm. • When the children first see their Christmas tree all decorated, with presents underneath, the family joins hands and circles the tree singing carols.

  7. Germany • In Germany, children decorate their Christmas Lists with pictures and then leave them on the windowsill overnight, weighed down with a little sugar so they won't be missed by Father Christmas. • There is a flower in Germany called the Christmas Rose which blooms even in the snow and ice. Frohes Weihnachtsfest

  8. So why do a lot of people around the world give presents at Christmas? • Most people think it relates to the three wise men bringing gifts to baby Jesus when he was born. • Christians believe it is more important to give a gift than to receive one. • What gift would you take to baby Jesus?