Christmas Around the World

Hot and Happy in South Africa

Africa, Christmas Around the World, South Africa

Hot and Happy in South Africa IE Christmas is midsummer in South Africa with temperatures averaging 30 degrees. Most families celebrate with an outside meal or braai along with plenty of swimming or a visit to the beach. Schools are closed for five weeks of summer holidays and many people head to the mountains or

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Christmas in Nigeria

Africa, Christmas Around the World, Nigeria

Christmas in Nigeria opeyemi Christmas in Nigeria essentially depends on which part of the country you live in or come from. As a child it was the time we all went back with our parents to our home town and a lot of people still do that now. My parents come from Ado-Ekiti then a

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CHRISTMAS IN GHANA: Afishapa

Africa, Christmas Around the World, Ghana

CHRISTMAS IN GHANA: Afishapa osofoaddo Christmas in Ghana “AFISHAPA” by Rev. P. E. Adotey Addo Christmas in Ghana has always been for us one of the most important and joyous religious festivals lasting for many days in all parts of the country. It is the time for beautiful Christmas music on the streets, on radio,

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AN AFRICAN CHRISTMAS STORY

Africa, Christmas Around the World, Ghana

AN AFRICAN CHRISTMAS STORY osofoaddo The Night Before Christmas An African Christmas Story by P. E. Adotey Addo It was the night before Christmas and I was very sad because my family life had been severely disrupted and I was sure that Christmas would never come. There was none of the usual joy and anticipation

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White Christmas in Slovakia

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Slovakia

White Christmas in Slovakia Ivana Azami Hello, I thought I’d write about the traditional, beautiful Christmas in Slovakia. As Catholics, the whole December just seems to pass by extremely quickly as there’re just too many things to be done and celebrated. On 6th of December, we celebrate St Nicholas day (Mikulas), when children put their

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White Christmas in Slovakia

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Slovakia

White Christmas in Slovakia null null Hello, I thought I’d write about the traditional, beautiful Christmas in Slovakia. As Catholics, the whole December just seems to pass by extremely quickly as there’re just too many things to be done and celebrated. On 6th of December, we celebrate St Nicholas day (Mikulas), when children put their

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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

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Sweden

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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