College holidays mean more time is available to wander around town, see the Christmas lights, buy some unique promotional gifts, enjoy year-end celebrations.
And sample traditional and modern Christmas Culture dinners. For those of you who don’t know, here are some of the most famous Christmas traditions around the world.
Every Countries Has it’s own Kind of Christmas Celebration
If you’re away from your family but want a real Christmas, stop looking. Rome and other cities in Italy is the best option for you. With several Catholic churches inside and outside Vatican City, the Italian capital is filled with Santa and toys for children in the big city squares.
On Christmas Day, the Pope goes to St. Peter’s Square to give blessings and read special Christmas greetings in more than 50 different languages in front of thousands of people, so get ready for a big party. Boon Natale!
- United States of America
Don’t forget the Christmas markets and carousels in Central Park, the Christmas show across the street, with its giant screens and a magnificent array of festive decorations to behold. Merry Christmas!
Some people say there is no Christmas like in the Philippines, and we find reasons for that. Christmas celebrations in the Philippines beginning in November, immediately after Halloween. Hence, from September to January, the streets are filled with color and lights, where the main decoration is bamboo, and star-shaped lamps, are scattered all over the village streets and windows.
Combining North American and Spanish traditions, Filipinos celebrate Christmas with many religious celebrations for several consecutive days, demonstrating why they have one of the largest catholic communities in the world. The non-stop celebration lasted until the next day. Pasko Maligayang!
Christmas Affecting This Kind of Cultures Below
Legend has it that Santa Claus came from Lapland, the northern region of Finland, which borders Norway, Sweden, and Russia. Against the backdrop of a white landscape, here you can join a sled ride, run in the snow with the famous Husky, and visit baby polar bears and wolves at Ranua Zoo.
There is an Elf school where you can go back to your childhood and, of course, watch the amazing Northen light show. If you’re in Finland, make sure you don’t miss the ceremony to read the Christmas Declaration of Peace. Don’t forget to take the opportunity to practice your Finnish skills by saying, “Hyvää Joulua!” To all people.
With globally renowned museums and medieval cities, Germany is where you’ll find the world’s most traditional and unique Christmas markets. In Frankfurt, the city center is filled with refined crafts, wine, and food stalls. While in Nuremberg, there are giant wooden wheels, carousels, and locomotives. Everything is original, with no plastic toys or souvenirs.
The famous German glass sculptures are the main attraction, and vendors are vying for the Most Beautiful Stall Design award. And don’t think that Christmas is only on December 25. Because in Germany, on January 6, the day of St. Nicholas, the children are given gifts, looking forward to welcoming “Weihnachtsmann” (Santa Claus). Frohe Weihnachten!