All Things Christmas

Candles for the dead

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Norway

Candles for the dead talizman Dear Christmas-lovers out there. My Christmas is not very different from the ones described in the other articles on Norwegian Christmas, though I don’t think it’s fair to say that urban people fake their celebration, whereas country folk do it the traditional way. You can probably find people who buy

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Christmas in Lillehammer

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Norway

Christmas in Lillehammer geir http://www.julebyen.com Christmas in Lillehammer with pure white snow in former Winter Olympic city of Norway

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The winter christmas of Norway

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Norway

The winter christmas of Norway Santa’s helper Norway is really the homeland of gnomes,trolls and santa’s little helpers (nisser) so it’s kinda weird. Anyway I want to tell you guys about the Norwegian christmas and it’s traditions. In the first sunday of december we start lightning candles (total of four, where one for each week

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Christmas

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Netherlands

Christmas chantalleke Hello! I noticed that there’s nothing at the Dutch Christmas page. So I’d like to add some things. Greetings: Merry Christmas: Prettige Kerstdagen Happy Newyear: Gelukkig Nieuwjaar Season’s greetings: prettige feestdagen Merry Christmas and a happy new year: prettige kerstdagen en een gelukkig nieuwjaar. In The Netherlands, Christmas is getting more and more

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Our Christmas

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Netherlands

Our Christmas marjan The country where I come from called The Netherlands Christmas is getting a bigger event every year. Usually family and friends come together to eat ech others ears of figurally speaking. And they also give each other presents who are getting more exspensive every year. I think that Christmas is not about

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Christmastime in Netherlands

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Netherlands

Christmastime in Netherlands folkian The St. Nicholas season in the Netherlands (Holland) as dictated by S. Nooijen. Each year in Mid-November, the arrival of St. Nicholas is broadcast on live television. He arrives to the Netherlands on a steamboat coming from Spain. St. Nicholas brings his white horse and is surrounded by people dressed as

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Kerst or Sinterklaas

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Netherlands

Kerst or Sinterklaas sphandor I don’t really like Christmas. Maybe because it is presented as a Christian feast and I am an atheist (last year me and some friends sent our families and friends ‘happy wintersolstice cards), maybe because I think Christmas trees look kind of sad, maybe because of the hypocrite ‘be nice, it’s

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Santa Claus is coming to town!!

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Netherlands

Santa Claus is coming to town!! adje What about Christmas??? Christmas is growing bigger the last few years. However, there are still two spiritual happenings in Holland. First of all “Sinterklaas.” He is a holy man who gives presents to little children on the 5th of December. Second of all there is Christmas on the

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Sintbernardkennel V/D Elizieeshof

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Netherlands

Sintbernardkennel V/D Elizieeshof Bep van dijk Hello! I am Bep from Holland and I wish all a happy Christmas.

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Fig tart

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Malta

Fig tart . 2 pkts of figs 1 pkt Walnuts 2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 lemon rind 1 juice of lemon Cut walnuts into chunks and mix with figs. Add the flour sugar, and the eggs. Put mixture into a greased pan and put in the oven for around 20 minutes

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Chocolate Log Recipie

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Malta

Chocolate Log Recipie null null 2 pkts. plain biscuits 1 pkt. walnuts Plain Chocolate 6 tbs.icing sugar 3 tbs. hot water 3 tbs. drinking chocolate powder Brandy Crush the biscuits into crumbs, cut walnuts into chunks and mix in a bowl. Add the icing sugar, drinking chocolate powder and some brandy to taste. Mix everything

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Cribs

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Malta

Cribs cmuscat In every house you will find either a crib or the statue of Baby Jesus in the manger. The later will be adorned with little light bulbs all around and surrounded with pots of “gulbiena” which is grown from seed and is traditionally sown on 8th December.

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Macedonian Orthodox Christmas

Christmas Around the World, Europe, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Macedonian Orthodox Christmas Christmas in Macedonia Kolede, Badnik i Bozhik The Macedonian Orthodox Christmas celebration begins the evening of January 5th, which is known as kolede. Children go from door to door singing Christmas carols, heralding the birth of Jesus, and receiving fruits, nuts and candy from the people. Later in the evening, the elderly

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Macedonian Orthodox Christmas

Christmas Around the World, Europe, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Macedonian Orthodox Christmas null null Kolede, Badnik i Bozhik The Macedonian Orthodox Christmas celebration begins the evening of January 5th, which is known as kolede. Children go from door to door singing Christmas carols, heralding the birth of Jesus, and receiving fruits, nuts and candy from the people. Later in the evening, the elderly people

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X’mas in Italy

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Italy

X’mas in Italy Jester Since I’ve seen that the Italian X’mas description is empty I decided to send you this letter in order to let you know something more. Well, in Italy Christmas begins on 1st of December. We decorate the tree, or, more often, we make the “PRESEPE”. The Presepe is a sort of

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