Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions - 191 Countries in the world C H R I S...

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11/23/11 1 C H R I S T M A S 2 0 0 7 191 Countries in the world
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11/23/11 2 Christmas Traditions Around the World Canada Mexico Chile New Zealand England Portugal Finland Russia Greenland Sweden Hungary Thailand Ireland Ukraine Korea Vietnam
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11/23/11 3 Christmas in Canada During the twelve days of Christmas small groups of belsnicklers , or masked mummers , appear in neighborhoods, ringing bells, making noise, seeking candy or other treats. Hosts may try to guess who the mummers are and if they guess right the mummer removes his or her disguise and stops making rude noises and actions. The Christmas Banquet is called reveillion. After attending midnight mass, families serve pork pies. In Quebec they display Crèches or nativity scenes in their homes as the Christmas decoration. Return to Index
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11/23/11 4 Christmas in Chile Little figures made of clay are placed under the Christmas tree called pesebre . Father Christmas is known as Viejito Pascuero . He wishes everyone a Feliz Navidad and Prospero Anc Nuevo . (Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year) A drink called Rompon {eggnog} is served. Families eat a Christmas pudding made with dried fruit. At midnight families will sit around the tree to open presents. On Dec. 25 people usually go to the beach, park or other interesting place. Return to Index
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11/23/11 5 Christmas in England One of England's customs is mummering . The English gift giver is called Father Christmas . He wears a long red or green robe, and leaves presents in stockings on Christmas Eve. The day after Christmas is called boxing day because boys used to go round and collect money in clay boxes. When they were full they would break them open. Eggs, fruit, spice, lumps of meat and dried plums were added. The whole mixture was wrapped in a cloth and boiled. This is how plum pudding began. Return to Index
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11/23/11 6 Christmas in Finland In the Scandinavian countries, a little gnome named Julenisse puts presents under the tree at night. The children leave porridge out for him. It is from the Scandinavian countries that we derive most of our “ Yule Log traditions. The dark cold winters inspired the development of the traditions concerned with warmth and light. The Yule log was originally the
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course SOC 111 taught by Professor Brown,r during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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