All Things Christmas

The Story of Baboushka

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Russian Federation

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

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Portugal

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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Christmas in Portugual

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Portugal

Christmas in Portugual Drgonbreth Welll, christmas in portugual isn’t very much different than here in the United States. The only big difference is that we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. Everyone gets together in the evening and we have a big feast. Afterwards, we tell each other stories and then we open our gifts. Afterwards

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Polish Christmas Eve

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Poland

Polish Christmas Eve [email protected] 1) Hay: (under a tablecloth on a table and under the table. Signifies the stable. 2) Set an empty place setting for a stranger who may arrive at your door. 3) Prayer 4) Holy Bread or regular bread broken in pieces. Pass from the oldest to the youngest. Mother, oldest to

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MY Polish Christmas – a special one!

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Poland

MY Polish Christmas – a special one! emmabis … I would like to share my Polish experiences, because even though I have lived abroad for 21 years I observed Polish traditions, the Catholic faith, and taught both my children, who were born in Italy, my mother language, Polish, that they speak very well actually. We

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MY CHILDHOOD CHRISTMAS

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Poland

MY CHILDHOOD CHRISTMAS Basia The last day for a noisy party was November 30, Saint Andrew’s evening called “andrzejki” with mostly female gatherings. An evening of a fortune telling, magic spells, and a little bit of witchcraft . . . But, that is another story. December first was the beginning of an Advent, a wonderful

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Christmas Dinner

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Poland

Christmas Dinner rdj123 The food we have every year are as follows: Whiskey toast Piegori (of course) Beef Roll-ups Christmas Borscht Dessert – Christmas Bread Cake or Christmas Pudding. Note: I have gotten a lot of these recipes from http://www.newpoland.com/recipes.htm if anyone is interested in making these dishes Merry Christmas to all and to all

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Christmas in Norway

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Norway

Christmas in Norway Staff “On the seven seas and in harbours throughout the world Christmas trees are set up on the mastheads of Norwegian ships when Christmas approaches. And on board ship, as in Norwegian homes all over the world, Christmas is celebrated Norwegian style — which means that it is celebrated a little differently

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My christmas

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Norway

My christmas norchic I`m a 13 year old girl, who lives in a tiny village, with ca. 250 people in western Norway. I read what stood about christmas in norway on your pages, and it didn`t really go with the way I celebrate it.. anyway, here`s how I and my family celebrate christmas; we start

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Mail-x-mas calendar

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Norway

Mail-x-mas calendar Lille Jul We are a group of people in Norway who have a e-mail-christmas calender. It works like this: Someone is apointed (in this case by himself) calendar-santa. His job is to mail out a new christmas-fact or story every day from the first to the 24th of desember. Than the people on

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My Norwegean Christmas

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Norway

My Norwegean Christmas TingeLing I want to tell you about my Christmas in Norway. I’m sure it all has been mentioned before in other articles, but I want to share anyway. I live on the west coast of Norway. Most people start thinking of Christmas in mid-November. It is time to start buying Christmas gifts

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Childhood Memories Of Christmas

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Norway

Childhood Memories Of Christmas Drlingbrt1 I just wanted to say Thank You to Norchic and wish her the very happiest of Christmas’ and a bright and shiny New Year. The things that she wrote about brought the memories of my most treasured Christmases flooding back. I have never been to Norway, but my great-grandmother was

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