What are your Christmas traditions?

Christmas is a time of traditions, the things that you do year after year.  There are lots of different traditions from all over the world, including:

  • In Brazil, fireworks go off in the skies over the cities and huge Christmas ‘trees’ of electric lights can be seen against the night skies in major cities such as Brasilia, San Paolo, and Rio de Janeiro.
  • In Greece, very few presents are given to each other. Instead, small gifts are given to hospitals and orphanages.
  • In Switzerland, bell ringing has become a tradition, and each village competes with the next when calling people to midnight mass. After the service, families gather to share huge homemade doughnuts called ringli and hot chocolate.
  • In Wales, taffy making is an important part of the Welsh Christmas. This involves making a special kind of chewy toffee from brown sugar and butter. It is boiled and then pulled so that it becomes lovely and glossy.

What are your Christmas traditions?  We will be sharing our Christmas traditions with you over the next couple of weeks but we would love to know how you celebrate Christmas.

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    […] Posted December 13, 2010 by OurWorldOurBooks@QSL in QPS Staff. Leave a Comment Christmas is a time of traditions, the things that you do year after year.  There are lots of different traditions from all over the world, including: In Brazil, fireworks go off in the skies over the cities and huge Christmas 'trees' of electric lights can be seen against the night skies in major cities such as Brasilia, San Paolo, and Rio de Janeiro. In Greece, very few presents are given to each other. Instead, small gifts are given to hospita … Read More […]

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    Cristy Burne said,

    We eat strawberries and icecream at my Nan’s every Christmas Eve…YUM!

    And we used to hang gingerbread decorations on the Christmas tree, but one year the dog ate them all so we don’t do that any more. The dog had a great Christmas though 🙂

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      zackids said,

      Lol my dog did that one year too, except they were those salt dough decorations so he was very thirsty afterwards.

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        Henry said,

        lol my dog everything it can get aswell. Now we always keep the rat poison at the top of the cupboard…


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