Category Archives: Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World

Christmas in Germany Reverberates Around the World

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If America truly is the melting pot of the world, then the pot reaches a boil around Christmastime, for this is the time of year that Christmas traditions from around the world converge, overlap and become so unified that it is sometimes difficult to tell where they truly began. As Ornamentshop.com continues its journey around […]

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Christmas in France: Elaborate Nativity Scenes

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No worldwide tour of the traditions of Christmas would be complete without a stop in France. And just as if you were strolling down Avenue de Champs Elysses, it’s best to make this a long, leisurely stroll because you won’t want to miss a thing. Like you, Ornamentshop.com equates France with many worldwide, famous attractions, […]

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Christmas in Ethiopia: Symbolism Amid Fun, Games and Food

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Ornamentshop.com’s global tour of the traditions of Christmas has revealed one basic truism: there are many similarities in Christmas customs, from food to decorations. That is, until the tour disembarks in Ethiopia. This African country, home to King Balthazar – one of the three kings – is nothing if not original in how it celebrates […]

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Christmas in England

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The next time you want to stump your friends with “tweet” or a Facebook challenge, consider this question: Which country is credited with the tradition of sending Christmas cards? Before you say “America,” here’s a hint: It’s actually another country whose flag also is colored red, white and blue. Yes, our good friends “across the […]

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Christmas in Colombia: Illuminated by Candles

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Ornamentshop.com’s tour of Christmas traditions has barely begun and already it’s clear: most countries blend serious, religious activities with those that are just all-out fun. Case in point? Colombia, whose people are considered the most devout Catholics in South America. They are especially mindful that the candles that light up the country’s streets are not […]

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