Christmas Around the World

Christmas in Spain: Spectacular Customs and Deep Meaning in the Details

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As you might expect, Christmas in Spain is a spiritual celebration. After all, the country is overwhelmingly Roman Catholic and its patron saint is the Virgin Mary.  What you might not expect is that Christmas in Spain is marked by many traditions.  These unique events are ones that its people can claim as completely their …

Christmas in the Netherlands: Where the Beloved Figure of Sinterklaas Looms Large

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No tour of holiday traditions around the world would be complete without making a stop to enjoy Christmas in the Netherlands.  Mention the Dutch and you probably think of windmills, tulips and the classic “clog” shoes that once were a fashion phenomena in the United States. But during Christmas in the Netherlands, a man named …

Christmas Around the World Part 2 – The American Southwest

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If you live in a part of the country where a white Christmas is a given part of the holiday “décor,” it may be hard to imagine a Christmas season where temperatures may still be downright balmy, and cacti instead of evergreens dot the winter landscape.  Fortunately for those who make their homes in the …

Birthday Traditions Around The World: North America

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Every day, millions of people celebrate their own birthday traditions around the world. Although some customs may be similar, each country and culture has its own way of celebrating that makes it special. How are you celebrating your birthday this year? If you live in the United States – as I do – your celebration …

The Most Amazing Christmas Trees From Around The World

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One of my favorite things about Christmas is that, no matter where you are in the world, you’ll find people celebrating in their own special way. Of course, Christmas traditions extend far beyond the walls of any single home. In many cities, entire communities work together to celebrate the holiday, unified in the name of …