About two weeks before Christmas people in Lebanon and elsewhere in
the Middle East plant seeds - chickpeas, wheat grains, beans, lentils - in
cotton wool. They water the seeds every day and by Christmas the seeds
have shoots about 6 inches in hei
In Hungary the main Christmas celebrations take place on Christmas Eve.
The evening is called Szent-este or Holy Evening. Before attending
Midnight Mass, families gather around the Christmas tree to sing carols
and open the presents left by Baby J