Christmas Around the World

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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Seven Fish & Christmas Eve?

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Italy

Seven Fish & Christmas Eve? Mac Although I do not live in Italy, my grandfather arrived at age thirteen on a ship into Ellis Island. Christmas Eve is a very special time for our family. We never eat meat on Christmas Eve, always fish. I have heard my family speak of eating seven different types

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An Italian Christmas

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Italy

An Italian Christmas Babs Although I’m not Italian I’ve been living here, near Rome, for nearly 30 years and have been married to an Italian for 20 of these years. As you all know, Italy is a “long” country, with its top in the middle of Europe, up next to France, Switzerland and Austria while

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A few hints on the REAL Italian Christmas!

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Italy

A few hints on the REAL Italian Christmas! magilusa Jesper got it a little wrong …normally the PRESEPE is made on December 8th and in the hut we only put Mary, Joseph, the donkey, and the cow, as Jesus arives on December 25th. Now in Italy it is normal to hang stockings for Babbo Natale

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Response to Michelle – re : fish

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Italy

Response to Michelle – re : fish Malika31 Michelle , The reason for the fish is that it is a sacrifice to give up the meat on Christmas eve. My family does both meat and fish as well as two different types of spaghetti. The seven types of fish (forgive the spelling) – 1 –

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about the food,…….

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Italy

about the food,……. [email protected] hello…just a few words about the fish,…on christmas eve….in Naples italy we have Bacala, and we have squid, and we have fried calamari, and fried haddock,…..and yes it does take all of maybe 3 to 4 hours for dinner,……then it takes another 3 hours for the expresso and the desserts, and

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Christmas in Italy

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Italy

Christmas in Italy Joann To answer Michelle’s question about the tradition of the seven fishes– Before the Second Ecumenical Council, Catholics were forbidden to eat meat on Friday and on certain holy days, Christmas Eve being one of them. The tradition of using seven fish relates to the story in the New Testament Bible of

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