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Christmas Around the World. Created by Miss Pflaumer; 2002 Revised: 2010. Countries of the World. United States Mexico Italy Sweden Netherlands Great Britain Germany Israel. United States. Continent:North America Capital: Washington, D.C. Language: English

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christmas around the world

Christmas Around the World

Created by Miss Pflaumer; 2002

Revised: 2010

countries of the world
Countries of the World
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Italy
  • Sweden
  • Netherlands
  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • Israel
united states
United States
  • Continent:North America
  • Capital: Washington, D.C.
  • Language: English
  • Religion: Christianity & Catholicism
christmas in america
Christmas In America
  • Santa Clause comes on Christmas Eve.
  • He comes down the chimney.
  • He leaves gifts under the tree or in the stockings.
  • Most families have a decorated Christmas tree.
  • Santa has eight reindeer. Nine if you count Rudolph.
  • Many families celebrate Jesus’ birthday on Christmas Day.
mexico
Mexico
  • Continent: North America
  • Capital: Mexico City
  • Religion: Catholicism
  • Language: Spanish
christmas in mexico
Christmas in Mexico
  • Feliz Navidad!
  • Las Posadas begins on December 16th.
  • It lasts 8 nights until Christmas Eve.
  • At the last house, they celebrate and have a party (fiesta).
  • The piñata is a fun games used during the party.
germany
Germany
  • Continent—Europe
  • Capital—Berlin
  • Religion—Christianity & Catholicism
  • Language—German
christmas in germany
Christmas in Germany
  • Martin Luther is said to have discovered the first Christmas tree by bringing a tree inside on putting real candles on it.
  • St. Nicholas leaves candy or twigs in shoes on December 6th.
  • Advent begins the Sunday after November 26th and is displayed on a calendar.
netherlands
Netherlands
  • Continent—Europe
  • Capital—Amsterdam
  • Religion—Catholicism & Christianity
  • Language—Dutch
christmas in the netherlands
Christmas in the Netherlands
  • On Christmas Eve, they have dinner and go to church.
  • Sinterklaas, Santa’s cousin, brings gifts on December 5th.
  • Black Peter assists Sinterklaas and tells him who’s bad or good.
israel
Israel
  • Continent: Asia
  • Capital: Jerusalem
  • Religion: Judaism
  • Language: Hebrew
hanukkah in israel
Hanukkah in Israel
  • Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days.
  • The menorah has nine candles. One for each night of Hanukah and one to light the others.
  • Potato latkes with applesauce are a favorite Hanukkah treat.
  • Dreidel is a fun game they play during Hanukkah.
italy
Italy
  • Continent: Europe
  • Capital: Rome
  • Religion: Catholicism
  • Language: Italian
christmas in italy
Christmas in Italy
  • La Befana was asked to look for the Christmas Baby with the three Kings, but she was too busy so she still searches for the Baby to this day.
  • La Befana leaves gifts in shoes on Epiphany Eve.
  • The nine days of Christmas is called Novena.
sweden
Sweden
  • Continent: Europe
  • Capital:Stockholm
  • Religion: Lutheran
  • Language: Swedish
christmas in sweden
Christmas in Sweden
  • The Feast of St. Lucia begins on December 13th.
  • It ends on St. Canute’s Day which is January 13th.
  • The oldest daughter dresses in white and wears a lighted wreath on her head on St. Lucia Day.
great britain england
Great Britain (England)
  • Continent: Europe
  • Capital: London
  • Religion: Catholicism
  • Language: English
christmas in great britain
Christmas in Great Britain
  • Christmas cards and Christmas carols are said to have begun in Great Britain.
  • Father Christmas fills the stockings.
  • Stuffed turkey or goose is served on Christmas Day.
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