People across the world observe the Christmas with traditions and practices that include decorating Christmas trees, exchanging gifts, sharing meals with family and friends, and waiting for Santa Claus to arrive.
Talking about the history of Christmas trees, it goes back to the symbolic use of evergreens in ancient Rome and Egypt. The first such trees were brought to America in the 1800s from Germany.
Trees that are green throughout the year have a special meaning for people in the winter. Therefore, people decorate their homes with pine, fir, and spruce trees.
It was also believed that evergreens would keep away ghosts, witches, evil spirits, and illness.
Meanwhile, Santa Claus has a history steeped in Christmas traditions. In recent times, he is considered a jolly man in red who brings toys to ‘good boy and girl’ on Christmas Eve.
However, the story of Claus goes back to the 3rd century when Saint Nicholas walked the earth to become the patron saint of children.
1. Japan: All I want for Christmas is… KFC
2. Norway: Hide your broom
3. Caracas: Get your skates on
4. Austria: Facing your Christmas demons
5: Catalonia: Pooping their way through Christmas
6. Guatemala: How clean is your house?
7. Ukraine: Deck the halls with… spider’s webs?
8. Portugal: I feed dead people
9. Italy: Where Santa’s little helper is an old witch
10. Czech Republic: A pair of matchmakers