7 Christmas Traditions To Not Miss If You’re Travelling This Year
Santa Claus is coming… to town!
Christmas is just around the corner! With that in mind, we want you to be up to date with all the buzz that the world has in store in this magical season of the year. One of the most awaited festivities around the world, no matter where how or when, these 7 Christmas traditions will help you celebrate the Christmas season with a magical touch.
As you might imagine, the Christmas spirit is way different from the cold, cold patterns of the Winter season around the world. A tropical affair, the Christmas season is lived with the traditions of the season with a twist. While the trees are imported, some of the locals opt for what they have around decorating their palm trees with the season mist.
While spending some time in this South American country, you can expect some of the most traditional yet, a different set of traditions. A blend of the European, Hispanic and American traditions, the Christmas spirit is felt with the sound of fireworks, gift exchanging at midnight and huge feasts including the boots of Santa Claus, red and white flowers while to simulate snow, cotton is used on the Christmas tree.
A book-ish tradition. Iceland is known to exchange books and eating chocolate when it comes to getting the tradition right. Part of the season called Jolabokaflod, or “The Christmas Book Flood”, there can’t be more of acute or adorable tradition than this one. This just goes to show that books are the perfect Christmas wrapping present.
Well, in this cold country, there are actually 12 food courses. A traditional Ukranian Christmas Eve supper calls for the Christian traditions, with the 12 courses being the tribute to Christ’s 12 apostles. Even though quite a lot, you can transform this Christmas season into a one of a kind event and have a mouthful of the traditional cuisine!
KENYA & UGANDA
The traditions in this part of the globe are quite different. Very religious the traditional Christmas presents in Uganda are new outfits to wear to church and baby Jesus usually has some type of nature-related presents such as leaves, stones or others. When it comes to the Christmas supper roasted goat is the delicacy.
Sweden, such a special and spectacular place to spend the Christmas season don’t you think? What you can expect from this otherworldly place in the globe: a yule goat. The symbol of Christmas it is believed that the animal is the protector of the Christmas tree. Made of straw, this is a one of a kind Christmas tradition you can’t afford to miss out on. Bonus points if you catch it while the thieves don’t get their hands on it!
A slightly bizarre holiday, in Spain there’s the Caga Tió, or pooping log. Children will decorate a small log by adding wooden legs, a face, clothing, and a Catalan hat. They’ll keep the log in their home or school, feeding it small pieces of bread or fruit every day. On Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, they hit the Christmas decor element with a stick while singing a special song encouraging him to get out plenty of sweets, such as turrón (a popular nougat).
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