Christmas Around the World

My Mexican Christmas

Christmas Around the World, Mexico, North America

My Mexican Christmas Joaquim Gabriel Andrade Christmas in Mexico In Mexico Christmas is always hot. They have many different celebrations. The Mexicans have a special way of celebrating Christmas called “Las Posadas”. There they have a big party with special star shaped piñatas and traditional Mexican foods. I like the posadas a lot. I also

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Las Posadas

Christmas Around the World, Mexico, North America

Las Posadas lekatu Does anyone still remember the traditional posadas? The best x-mas I ever had were in Mexico. It’s very different since we moved here, we’re more into Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman than our nacimientos and traditions. This year I’m doing a research back to my past and remember my childhood posadas.

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Christmas In Iceland

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

Christmas In Iceland Staff The people of Iceland believe in thirteen Santas, said to be descendants of a mythological figure known as Gryla the Ogre. Each begins visiting Icelandic homes on December 12th and, by Christmas Day, they’ve all arrived. Each makes his presence felt in mischievous ways. Door Slammer awakens sleepers by slamming doors.

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24th of december

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

24th of december Kertasnikir We open our presents at the evening of the 24th ! But we don´t really believe in those santa clauses it is just an very old story ! We are getting more like in America but we say “Gledileg jol” (“Gleðileg jól” = icelandic, if you can see it right) when

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cat and fish

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

cat and fish ecco You mustn´t forget the big christmas cat in Iceland! The christmas cat “Jólakötturinn” comes and eats you if you don´t get any new clothes before christmas!! ……. so you better buy some clothes! Or else you will end up in the belly of a giant cat!!! hehe And on the 23rd

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The 13 Santas

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

The 13 Santas Hurdaskellir There are thirteen Santas here in Iceland and each leaves a gift for the good children, their names are: 1) Woodfoot 2) Canalguy 3) Shorty 4) Spoon licker 5) Pot eater 6) Aska licker 7) Door slammer 8) cheese-curds container 9) sausagehooker 10)Windowpeaking 11)Smellynose 12)Meathooker 13) Candlesnatcher weird arent they, well

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Christmas day in Iceland

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

Christmas day in Iceland hallur Every Christmas Day (25th of December) many people have a tradition to eat lamb meat that has been hanging for days and then smoked for hours (just like they do to salmon and other food). Then we boil the meat and eat it along with some potatoes, white gravy, beans

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Icelandic Christmas Customs

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

Icelandic Christmas Customs thora To get an accurate picture of Icelandic Christmas customs there is a website for all information on that — http://www.jolahusid.com/ Have fun!

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Christmas in Florida

Christmas Around the World, North America, United States

Christmas in Florida I_LUV_BSB4 I live in Florida so we don’t have any snow but you can still feel the spirit of Christmas in the air. I get off school two weeks before Christmas. Those two weeks are spent baking and wrapping and decorating. Then, one week before Christmas I have a party for all

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California Family Christmas

Christmas Around the World, North America, United States

California Family Christmas Debbie Christmas is my favorite time of year. It seems like I get into a holiday mood earlier and earlier. This year it struck on November 1st. My daughters and I started making Christmas ornaments this past weekend. I’m restraining myself from playing Christmas music until after Thanksgiving. We always go to

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