How is Christmas celebrated around the world?

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How is Christmas celebrated around the world?. Australia. In Australia, Santa's sleigh is pulled by eight white kangaroos. Christmas dinner is eaten outdoors and is followed by a visit to the beach or a game of cricket. Switzerland. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • How is Christmas celebrated around the world?

  • AustraliaIn Australia, Santa's sleigh is pulled by eight white kangaroos. Christmas dinner is eaten outdoors and is followed by a visit to the beach or a game of cricket.

  • Switzerland

    In Switzerland, during the holiday season the Star Singers (Sternsingers) dressed as the Three Kings parade through the streets of cities and towns singing Christmas songs.

    Santa visits in a special fairytale tram and gives the children a ride through the city, singing songs with them and sharing a basket full of sweets.

  • MexicoIn Mexico, children sometimes leave their shoes out instead of stockings. On Christmas Eve there is a parade of singers carrying bells and candles on top of long poles. They wind through the streets until they get to the local church. FELIZ NAVIDAD Y PROSPERO AO NUE VO!!!

  • Kenya

    In Kenya, the churches are decorated with balloons, ribbons, flowers and green plants as well as Christmas trees. Christmas dinner is often a barbecue with family members traveling from far away to be together again.

  • Norway

    In Norway, on Christmas Eve, a bowl of porridge, "nisse" is left in the barn for the gnome who protects the farm. When the children first see their Christmas tree all decorated, with presents underneath, the family joins hands and circles the tree singing carols.

  • Germany

    In Germany, children decorate their Christmas Lists with pictures and then leave them on the windowsill overnight, weighed down with a little sugar so they won't be missed by Father Christmas. There is a flower in Germany called the Christmas Rose which blooms even in the snow and ice.

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  • So why do a lot of people around the world give presents at Christmas?Most people think it relates to the three wise men bringing gifts to baby Jesus when he was born.Christians believe it is more important to give a gift than to receive one.What gift would you take to baby Jesus?

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