Christmas around the world

This is a elf on the shelf. It watches people to make sure people are good so he can tell Santa.

Great Britan's flag

These are Christmas crackers. It is a cardboard tube wrapped with brightly colored paper. Inside is a crown made of tissue paper, and a motto or a joke on a little paper, and a gift.
This is a yule log and it is food that you eat. It is a sponge cake.
French
This is St. Nicholas. ( Father Christmas) gave french children presents.
This is Pere Noel same as Santa clause ( Farther Christmas).
Spain
This is a outdoor market. People shop here to get food, animals, supplies, and carpets.
Turron is a hard candy for the kids and an other people
Italy
This La Befana. She gives gifts to kids and gives wood to the poor and gives coal or bags of ashes. (she will even take the wicked ones).
This is a bag pipe player. In Italy they put sheep skin on and play to the people.
netherlands
This is Sinterklaas. This is what the Netherlands ( haland) call Santa Claus.
This is Zwarte Peit ( Black peter) He goes with Sinter Klass to peoples house.
Sweden
Around Christmas time in Sweden, one of the biggest celebrations is St. Lucia's Day (or St. Lucy's Day) on December 13th. The celebration comes from stories that were told by Monks who first brought Christianity to Sweden. St Lucia was a young Christian girl who was martyred, killed for her faith, in 304. The most common story told about St Lucia is that she would secretly bring food to the persecuted Christians in Rome, who lived in hiding in the catacombs under the city. She would wear candles on her head so she had both her hands free to carry things. Lucy means 'light' so this is a very appropriate name. December 13th was also the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, in the old 'Julian' Calendar and a pagan festival of lights in Sweden was turned into St. Lucia's Day. St. Lucia's Day is now celebrated by a girl dressing in a white dress with a red sash round her waist and a crown of candles on her head. Small children use electric candles but from about 12 years old, real candles are used

Around Christmas time in Sweden, one of the biggest celebrations is St. Lucia's Day (or St. Lucy's Day) on December 13th. The celebration comes from stories that were told by Monks who first brought Christianity to Sweden.

St Lucia was a young Christian girl who was martyred, killed for her faith, in 304. The most common story told about St Lucia is that she would secretly bring food to the persecuted Christians in Rome, who lived in hiding in the catacombs under the city. She would wear candles on her head so she had both her hands free to carry things. Lucy means 'light' so this is a very appropriate name.

December 13th was also the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, in the old 'Julian' Calendar and a pagan festival of lights in Sweden was turned into St. Lucia's Day.

St. Lucia's Day is now celebrated by a girl dressing in a white dress with a red sash round her waist and a crown of candles on her head. Small children use electric candles but from about 12 years old, real candles are used

Poland

In Poland, Advent is the beginning of Christmas Time. It's a time when people try to be peaceful and remember the real reason for Christmas. People try not to have excess of anything. Some people give up their favorite foods or drinks and parties and discos are not widely held. Some people also go to Church quite frequently. There is the tradition of the 'roraty', special masses (or communion services) held at dawn and dedicated to Mary for receiving the good news from the angel Gabriel.

During Advent, people also prepare their houses for Christmas. There's lots of cleaning and people wash their windows and clean their carpets very thoroughly. Everything must be clean for Christmas day!

ukraine
This is babushka.
russia
this is a russian christmas tree.
mexico
This is a poinsettia. They are a Mexican flag.
United States
This is Santa Clause and his reindeer. They come out Christmas eve and deliver presents.

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