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Christmas in Sweden

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Sweden

Christmas in Sweden Staff Just before Christmas, Swedish homes are decked out with all manner of ornaments – candlesticks, runners and wall hangings, Father Christmas figures, angels – and, after the gingersnaps are done, perhaps a gingerbread house as well. Winter greenery such as lingonberry and pine sprigs are all part of the scene. Christmas

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Christmas in Sweden

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Sweden

Christmas in Sweden Jesper_Eriksson Christmas story In Sweden we celebrate Christmas. The day before Christmas we get a Christmas tree and put all the usual decorations on it. It usually snows on Christmas in Sweden and it is very cold outside. Our Christmas trees are pine trees and are a normal size. On Christmas day

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Christmas in Sweden

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Sweden

Christmas in Sweden Joaquim Gabriel Andrade At my house we usually buy an advent calendar and there is always a program on the TV. So when you open window each day you know what is going to happen on the program. My mom starts decorating the whole house at the beginning of December. and my

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St. Lucia Day

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St. Lucia Day coolpenguin St. Lucia Day is celebrated on the longest day of the year (winter solstice). St. Lucia was a girl who brought the christians food and water when they were hiding in the Roman Catacombs during the pursecution of christians. She wore a white robe with a red ribbon tied around her

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Christmas in Sweden

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Sweden

Christmas in Sweden SajberMartin Christmas in Sweden is a very special time of the year. It gives people hope in the middle of our dark and depressing Swedish winter. The stores and shopping centers officialy start decorating for Christmas on the first Sunday of December, although some stores start decorating a long time in advance.

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Nativity Nesting Dolls

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Russian Federation

Nativity Nesting Dolls vrwhiz As a visitor to Russia several years ago I had the wonderful experience of seeing many beautiful handcrafts in the local markets. I purchased a lovely Nativity nexting doll set. Since then, I put this out each Christmas to always remember my special time spent in Russia.

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Christmas Around the World, Europe, Russian Federation

short remark lvmadsen In Russia, christmas is not being celebrated as much as in most other Christian countries; instead, the Russians tend to celebrate the New Year. Apart from that: the Russian words for “Merry Christmas” actually translate into something like “Happy birthday Jesus”!

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Two Types of Christmas

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Two Types of Christmas Shon There are primarily 2 types of Christmas. The first being the Orthodox celebration which begings with decorating and touching up a family icon in the cener of a wheel. From there the families would go door to door singing “Christ is born” and spining the wheel to send the message

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A True Russian Christmas

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A True Russian Christmas misha A “true” Russian Christmas like over the world is the celebration of the Birth of the baby Jesus. For Russian Orthodox Christians, this day is extremely Holy. The Christmas celebrations begin in November, when Lent (Fasting) before Christmas begins. Russian people stop eating any product that comes from an animal

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Письмо Дедушке Морозу.

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Russian Federation

Письмо Дедушке Морозу. Andrey Письмо Дедушке Морозу. Дорогой Дедушка Мороз, поздравляю тебя и твоих друзей с Новым годом. Желаю тебе счастья, здоровья и много друзей. Мне десять лет. Я бы хотел, чтобы ты мне принёс что-нибудь из «LEGO Technic». Я очень рад, что скоро наступит Новый год. Моя самая главная мечта – чтобы все мамины

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The Story of Baboushka

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The Story of Baboushka Grandfather Frost IN RUSSIA BABOUSHKA A WITCH VISITS THE CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN GOOD ON CHRISTAMAS EVE. SHE WAS THE ONE WHO TOLD THE 3 WISE MEN TO GO A DIFFERENT WAY HOME. IF SHE DIDN’T THE KING HEROD WOULD HAVE FOUND THE BABY JESUS AND KILLED HIM. THE NAME MIGHT

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Crãciunul

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Romania

Crãciunul bonnye Romania is the most perfect place for X-mas. Whenever it snows, everything lights up; kids go carolling and everyone is soooo excited.I remember as a kid, I was very excited going carolling and going for snowball fights after that. Everything was perfect and this little country become the place to be for Christmas.

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Cracuin Fericit!

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Romania

Cracuin Fericit! woodcock88 Christmas in Romania brings family and friends together. It is a white Christmas with snow. The most beautiful thing about Christmas in Romania is that we keep the tradition of carols on Chrsitmas Eve. People in my village go from one house to another singing until the morning of the 25th. Then

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The winter christmas of Norway

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Romania

Christmas in Romania cors Christmas — we do it in Romania just like in every other country, only we have different traditions. We sing carols and it is so wonderfull…and still on the 25th we try to be happy although we can’t. All we have to do is believe in Christmas and happiness will come.

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Natal in Portugal

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Natal in Portugal Portuguesa-sempre “Natal” means “Christmas” in Portuguese. For Christmas, we Portuguese do about the same thing as in America except instead of eating turkey, we eat cod fish on Christmas Eve. We decorate our houses, have a Christmas tree, and go to church. We also have flowers in our house called poinsettia. There

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