Christmas Around the World by 5 & 6

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Christmas Around the World Created by the Fifth and Sixth Grade Classes Skills Used: Research using Power Point including Bullets Backgrounds Custom Animations Animation Schemes

Christmas in Canada : 

Christmas in Canada In some provinces a big winter festival called Sink Tuck is celebrated by Eskimos with dancing and a present giving party. In Canada a tradition is to roast turkeys and vegetables. In Nova Scota ,Canada a during the twelve days of Christmas small groups of belsnickles masked mummers appear in neiborhoods ringing bells, making noise, and throwing candy

Christmas in Germany : 

Christmas in Germany In Germany before Christmas, kids leave their shoes outside and if you are good, he fills your shoes with candy. They also make dolls out of vegitibls. Also some people have more than 1 christmas tree.

cHINA : 

cHINA IN China trees are called trees of light. Ornaments are from plastic. Christians of china decoratrees. BY lESTER

Christmas in Denmark : 

Christmas in Denmark This is what people in Denmark do for Christmas.

Nisse : 

Nisse Nisse is a elf that likes to play jokes. On Christmas night if you don’t give him rice pudding he jokes step up a level, so you would likely give him rice pudding. The Christmas Plate A Christmas Plate is a plate that was collected at the earlier years. At first you used the plates for special feasts (like Christmas) soon plates got easier to make so the old plates become a collection. The Meal. The meal began with rice pudding. In side the rice pudding was an almond. You tried to find the almond and if you did you would get a prize. After that you would have goose and other food. For dessert you would have a pastry (cake).

Christmas in Greenland : 

Christmas in Greenland Everyone in the village gets a gift and children go from hut to hut, singing songs. Christmas trees are important and are decorated with candles as well as bright ornaments .

Slovakia : 

Slovakia .The people in Slovakia put their Christmas trees on Christmas eve. .They go to mass on Christmas eve. .The two main dishes that they eat is sauerkraut and fish and potato salad.

The end : 

The end Jacob hulcher grade six.

Argentina : 

Argentina Christmas in Argentina People go to church then go home with family and they eat then the adults dance while the younger people watch the fireworks. This a very special day because they are Christians and they celebrate Jesus’ birth on December 24.They decorate the house with red and white garlands.

Christmas in Nicaragua : 

Christmas in Nicaragua Christmas begins on December sixth, but activities don’t begin until December sixteenth. From December sixteenth to Christmas Eve Mass, prayer is held at the home followed by refreshments, and caroling. Christmas Day is celebrated by fireworks, dancing, much fun, and eating.

Malta : 

Malta . In Malta, Christmas is based on the crib or Presepju . The figures that are on the crib are called pasturi, which represent Jesus . The Presepju is circled by plants and lights

Micronesia : 

Micronesia Most of the people in Micronesia are Protestant Christians who spend most of their Christmas day at church and with family. After a long worship service another hour or two is spent singing and caroling. If gifts are given, likely to be two bars of soap, the recipient will applaud himself or herself while going to receive the gift.

Christmas in the Netherlands : 

Christmas in the Netherlands The Dutch believe in Sinterklaas instead of Santa Claus. December 5th is when Sinterklaas comes or St.Nicholas. On December 6th they celebrate with family. December 25th is Christmas and the 26th is new Year. The people of Twente hold a ceremony in which they blow horns to chase away evil spirits.

African American : 

African American African Americans celebrate Kwanza on December 26. They decorate their house with red, black, and green. They burn kwanza bushes on kwanza.

Christmas in Austria : 

Christmas in Austria By Maggie Ward

Customs and Celebrations : 

Customs and Celebrations The feast of St. Nicholas marks the beginning of Christmas On December 24, the Christ child brings presents and the Christmas Tree December 6th in Austria is when Heiliger Nikolaus or St. Nicholas Froliche Wihnachten!!! Merry Christmas!!!

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Christmas in Argentina By : Bailey West

Traditions in Argentina : 

Traditions in Argentina People go to church , then come back to gather Adults dance while younger people go out to see fireworks The feast they eat is very large At the feast they eat pork , turkey , and a great variety of meals Houses are decorated with red and white garlands , on the door fathers Christmas boots are placed

Bulgaria : 

Bulgaria By: Grace 6-B

Christmas in Bulgaria : 

Christmas in Bulgaria When Bulgarians have Christmas dinner they serves 12 dishes! All the dishes are without meat and each of them stood for one of the months. Boys and young men visited houses and sang songs for wealth and health for the hosts.They sometimes got money and food,etc.and were called Rkoledaris.

?Chile? : 

?Chile? ?At Christmas ?

chile : 

chile In Chile little clay figures are placed under the Christmas tree called a pesebre. Santa is called viejito pascuero and he says Feliz Navidad y un Prospero Anc Nuevo for a merry Christmas and a happy new year

Christmas in Czech Republic : 

Christmas in Czech Republic Their Santa Claus is called Svaty Mikalas They fast for one day then eat carp for Christmas dinner At midnight families will go to mass which is called Pasterka There celebrations go on for three days

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In the Netherlands, saint nick is called Sinterklaas . The people of East Holland hold a special ceremony during advent . The way they did it was they blown special horns to chase away evil spirits for the coming of christ. By Delohn Wyatt Christmas in the Netherlands


CHRISTMAS IN PAKAISTAN Pakistan celebrates Christmas in memory of Jinnah the founder of Pakistan. They Celebrate Christmas by exchanging gifts and cards. They have a church service which is crowded on Christmas day they call this Bara Din.

Christmas in South America : 

Christmas in South America NATIVE

Christmas in Syria : 

Christmas in Syria By: Sean Federspill

Christmas in Syria : 

Christmas in Syria They have a mass on December 6th for a saint named Nicholas Thaumaturgus who resembled saint Nicholas. Every family member on Christmas eve takes a candle goes outside into the back of their houses and surround an unlit bon fire then the youngest child normally the son reads the Christmas story and then they drop their candles in the fire and dance in joy and make wishes. They eat chicken, oranges, and pastries but don’t receive their present till New Years.

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Christmas in Holland

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In Holland Santa is called St. Nicholas and he arrives early with his gifts, in November! He is dressed in Bishop's robes and journeys in a boat with his helper who is called Black Peter and they wear Spanish clothes. It is said that St. Nick & his helpers live most of the year preparing lists of presents and writing every child's behavior in a very large book. Many people go to Amsterdam docks to greet him. He mounts a snow horse and rides through the streets in a great parade, amid many festivities. December 5th is Sinterklass Eve , and presents are given and received.

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In farming communities the head of the household now brings in a sheaf of wheat called the didukh which represents the importance of the ancient and rich wheat crops of Ukraine, the staff of life through the centuries. Didukh means literally "grandfather spirit" so it The traditional Christmas customs of Ukraine add color and significance to the winter festival of Christmas, and Ukrainian Christmas on January 7th is usually a peaceful and quiet event. This celebration reminds us of the baby in a Bethlehem manger whose birthday we celebrate. But whether Christmas is celebrated on December 25th or on January 7th the message is the same: "Peace on Earth! Good will towards men! Ukraine

México : 

México .The people in México go house to hose and hold up pictures of the nativity scene .On Christmas morning the children are blind folded as they try bust open a piñata and get candy. .Mexicans attend midnight mass la Misa Del Gallo Cameron Harris 6-b

New Guinea : 

New Guinea By: Sarah H 6B

New Guinea : 

New Guinea To keep peace among the tribes the chief of every tribe would give an infant son which was called a Peace child. Every tribe would take care of the child that was donated. This would end fighting among the tribes. A Canadian came to preach about the Lord and his Son and how he saved the world. The villagers became Christians after hearing this story.

Norway : 


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At Christmas In Norway, kids remember a little gnome named Nissie, he guards all the farm animals and plays tricks on the kids if they forgot to leave a special bowl of porridge for them. A favorite holiday cookie is called a sand kager is made by mixing 2 cups of butter and sugar, 4 cups of flour, and 1 cup of chopped almonds. This pressed into a tin, baked until golden brown, and cut into squares. Norwegians eat lye-treated codfish, and wash it down with boiled potatoes, rice porridge, gingerbread, and punch.

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.known as Rotary, being held every morning at 6am. Christmas in Poland .The four Sundays of Advent are said to represent the 4,000 Years of waiting for Christ .Christmas Eve, Wigilia, is an important part of the Polish Christmas, in fact, the most important rituals are celebrated on this day

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Christmas In Romania

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In Romania the people have pig for Christmas dinner They put burning straws in the pig’s snout The wife incense the pig then the husband makes the sigh of the cross on the Then it is time to eat!

Swaziland : 

Swaziland By: Ashley

Christmas in Swaziland : 

Christmas in Swaziland In Swaziland they start the day with a midnight mass. Then they go to their houses and eat a home-cooked meal. Children take this opportunity to open presents, and sing Christmas carols.

Sweden : 

Sweden A PowerPoint presentation By: Lindsey 6-B

Christmas in Sweden : 

Christmas in Sweden Christmas trees are usually brought into Swedish homes one or two days before Christmas. Decorations include: candles, apples, Swedish flags, small gnomes and tasseled caps, and straw ornaments.

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Christmas in Turkey By Ryan

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Only one town celebrates Christmas in Turkey. That town is named Demre. They celebrate Christmas by having a three day festival. St. Nichols was a famous archbishop Also St. Nicholas (Santa) was born in Turkey

Christmas in Belgium : 

Christmas in Belgium In Belgium, there are three different Santa Clause figures named the original Santa Clause, St.Nicholas, and Pere Noel. One of them, Santa Clause, Only bring presents to only kids who have been good and who hasn’t got presents from their parents. St. Nicholas visits children speak the Walloon language who have been good twice and gives them candy. If the child is not good he/she will just receive sticks. The other one, Pere Noël visits those who speak French with his companion Pere Fouettard.If good the child receives candy and Toys. If not good, receive sticks.

Christmas in Alaska : 

Christmas in Alaska In the wonderful state of Alaska, Christmas is great! There Santa may arrive for a pre-Christmas visit. At the end of the carols the host provides carolers with maple frosted doughnuts, cookies, candy, fish pie, and sometimes smoked salmon. In Alaska, children wander from house to house carrying a colored star on a long pole, and singing carols.

Christmas in Canada : 

Christmas in Canada In some provinces a big winter festival called Sink Tuck is celebrated by Eskimos with dancing and a present giving party. In Canada a tradition is to roast turkeys and vegetables. In Nova Scota ,Canada a during the twelve days of Christmas small groups of belsnickles masked mummers appear in neibor hoods ringing bells, making noise, and throwing candy

Christmas in England : 

Christmas in England *One of England customs is mummering. In the middle ages mummers put on masks and acted out plays. These plays are still preformed in villages and towns. *The English gift giver was called Father Christmas. He wore a long red or green robe and leaves presents in stockings but, the kids do not get to open there gifts till that afternoon.

Christmas in Egypt : 

Christmas in Egypt In Egypt Christmas is celebrated on January 7.on the eve of Christmas everyone goes to church. On Christmas Morning people in Egypt people visit Friends and neighbors.

Christmas in Germany : 

Christmas in Germany In Germany before Chistmas, kids leave their shoues outside and if you are good, he fills your shoues with candy. They also make dolls

Christmas in Hong Kong : 

Christmas in Hong Kong In Hong Kong Christmas of most denominations celebrate Christmas with hundreds of church services in Chinese. There also services held in English for the Europeans. Many of these Christmas cards they send are exquisitely who might be gifted. Poinsettias and Nativity sconces decorate homes, churched and other public places and ideographs show the Chinese alphabet on streamers and paper chains. Santa Claus also known as LAN Khoong and Dun Che Lao Ren with his reindeer,are a surprisingly addition to the Far Eastren Scene.

Christmas In Ireland : 

Christmas In Ireland From Christmas Eve to the feast day of Epiphany ( January 6th ) and it is referred to as the Little Christmas Lighted candles are placed in windows on Christmas Eve ,as a guide that Joseph and Mary might be looking for shelter. The candles are usually red in color, and decorated with sprigs of holy

Christmas in Japan : 

Christmas in Japan Only one percent of people in Japan believe in Christ during Christmas time people decorate there homes and stores with evergreens A Buddhist monk called Hotei Osho acts like Santa Clause and gives presents to the children Those who celebrate Christmas in Japan do not eat dinner or give presents instead they do nice thing for each other On Christmas Eve children sing and put on shows they act out the day that Jesus was born

Christmas In Peru : 

Christmas In Peru In the Advent season, Peruvians had nativity scenes with retablos, (Mexican folk songs) that means they were Christians. The priests carry portable altars, (boxes) when they traveled.

It’s Christmas Time in The Philippines! : 

It’s Christmas Time in The Philippines! Christmas celebrations start nine days before Christmas Day with a mass known as Misa De Gallo. Each eve, a Panunuluyan pageant is held. It is when a couple is chosen to re-enact Joseph and Mary’s search for shelter. On Christmas day, mass is held hourly so everyone has a chance to attend. A play based on Jesus’ birth is part of the religious service.

Christmas time in France : 

Christmas time in France In France, they celebrate their Christmas different from us. On Christmas Eve, children leave their shoes by the fireplace to be filled with gifts from Pere Noel. The story of Jesus is re-enacted by players and puppets. They also make a traditional Yule log cake.

Christmas in Vietnam : 

Christmas in Vietnam Traditional Vietnamese religions are Buddhism and the Chinese philosophies. Christmas is one of the four most important festivals of the Vietnamese year. On Christmas Eve the Christians would attend a midnight mass

Holy land : 

Holy land In Holy land Christmas is not like Alabama

Holy land : 

Holy land On the 24 of December celebrated by Catholic churches They have a 14 pointed star

Christmas in India : 

Christmas in India Instead of Christmas trees they use mango or banana trees to decorate They also light small oil lamps and decorate their churches with them. They give presents to each other too!

Christmas in Australia : 

Christmas in Australia Christmas in Australia is often very hot. Families enjoy their day by having a picnic. If they are at home, the day is punctuated by swimming in a pool, playing Cricket out the backyard, and other outdoor activities. Carols by Candlelight is held every year on Christmas Eve, where tens of thousands of people gather in the city of Melbourne to sing their favorite Christmas songs. Australians surround themselves with Christmas Bush, a native plant which has little red flowered leaves.

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At many beaches Santa Claus arrives on a surfboard, or even on a surf lifesaving boat. Australia's worst Christmas was in 1974, when Cyclone Tracy devastated Darwin in the Northern Territory. More than 60 people were killed. Christmas in Australia is often very hot. The sky with its Southern Cross stars is like a mirror.

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Christmas in Brasil One tradition is to build the nativity set every Christmas. Another tradition is to go to mass on Christmas eve. The third tradition they have a big feast and stay up till one o-clock. The fourth tradition is to go to the beach for Christmas!!

An African Christmas : 

An African Christmas It’s a summer holiday and it brings days of sunshine. There is no snow but, beautiful flowers grow and bloom.

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Christmas in SPAiN! Christmas in Spain is a very festive time! On Christmas Eve, as the stars come out, tiny oil lamps are lit in every house After Midnight Mass and Christmas Dinner, streets fill with dancers and onlookers. There is a special Christmas dance called the Jota and the words and music have been handed down for hundreds of years. They dance to the sound of guitars and castanets.

Christmas in YugoslaviaIn Yugoslavia, children celebrate the second Sunday before Christmas as Mother's Day. The children creep in and tie her feet to a chair and shout, "Mother's Day, Mother's Day, what will you pay to get away?" She then gives them presents. Children play the same trick on their father the week after. : 

Christmas in YugoslaviaIn Yugoslavia, children celebrate the second Sunday before Christmas as Mother's Day. The children creep in and tie her feet to a chair and shout, "Mother's Day, Mother's Day, what will you pay to get away?" She then gives them presents. Children play the same trick on their father the week after.

Christmas in Iran : 

Christmas in Iran Christmas in Iran is known as the little feast . The boys and girls have never heard of Santa clause so they do not get presents. But they do have a big feast.

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Christmas in Scandinavia In Scandinavia the most important part of Christmas is candles On Christmas night Julenisse the gnome leaves presents under the Christmas tree

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Christmas in Ethiopia Ethiopia celebrates Christmas (Ganna) on Jan. 7 They walk around the church three times with a lighted They remain outside on Christmas Eve praying and chanting After the service is over they spend the rest of the day dancing, playing sports, and feasting By: Marissa Craig #32 12-4-08

A Finland Christmas : 

A Finland Christmas The First thing on a Finland person’s Christmas agenda is to go out and cut the tree. The second thing is to feed the birds and then eat their Christmas meal (some people let the birds eat before they eat). They take hot baths, get into clean clothes, and then start to eat their holiday meal as soon as the first star appears in the sky Then the children go to bed and the parents drink coffee and chat with their guests.

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The christmas Season of Great Britain . There is preparation going on of foods, the sending of Christmas cards, the decorating of houses and churches, and the readying of gifts keep everyone busy even the youngest family members. On Christmas Eve youngsters hang up their stockings on the ends of the beds or by the chimney so that when Father Christmas comes he can leave them something. On Christmas morning the family traditionally opens their presents and prepares for a big feast which typically is served just after midday. The table gleams with the best china and glassware, and at every place on the table there is a cracker. The meal begins with a toast, followed by the popping of the crackers. After the meal they sit down in front of the Television for the traditional Christmas speech of the British Monarch. In the afternoon they exchange visits with neighbors other family members. Some churches in Great Britain have a Christingle service on the fourth Sunday of Advent. This is a carol service of Scandinavian origin at which every child received an orange and candle wrapped in a red ribbon. The candle represents Jesus and the ribbon stands for the blood of Christ and the love of God embracing the world. In Britain, children write their letters to Father Christmas and then throw them into the fireplace so they will float up the chimney and fly to the North Pole. If the lists catch fire first, they have to rewrite them. At Christmas dinner, a plum pudding is served with little treasures hidden inside that bring their finders good luck. Britain was the first country to hang up mistletoe.

Hungary : 

Hungary Christmas Traditions The main celebrations take place on Szent-este meaning Holy Evening (Christmas Eve) Baby Jesus and the angels deliver the presents On December 6th children get presents from Mikulas (St. Nicholas) Nativity plays are very important of the Christmas tradition The plays include puppets, singing, dancing, and instruments


IRAQ One of the children in the family reads the story of the Nativity from an Arabic Bible. The other members of the family hold lighted candles, and as soon as the story has been read a bonfire is lit in one corner of the courtyard. The fire is made of dried thorns and the future of the house for the coming year depends upon the way the fire burns If the thorns burn to ashes, the family will have good fortune. While the fire is burning. When the fire is reduced to ashes, everyone jumps over the ashes three times and makes a wish. The long Christmas service always ends with the blessing of the people. The bishop reaches forth and touches a member of the congregation with his hand, putting his blessing upon him. That person touches the one next him, and so on, until all have received "the Touch of Peace. By, ALEX

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A strict feast is observed for 24 hours before Christmas Eve, and is followed by a celebration meal, in which a light Milanese cake called panettone features as well as chocolate. In Italy the children wait until Epiphany, January 6, for their presents. According to tradition, the presents are delivered by a kind ugly witch called Befana on a broomstick. It was said that she was told by the three kings that the baby Jesus was born, she was busy and delayed visiting the baby. The Christmas season in Italy goes for three weeks, starting 8 days before Christmas known as the Novena. During this period, children go from house to house reciting Christmas poems and singing. italy

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. In New Zealand the traditional Christmas dinner is roast turkey with vegetables and sauces. For dessert it is rich, fruity Christmas pudding with brandy sauce. Mince pies, pastry cases filled with a mixture of chopped dried fruit. They celebrate the story of the birth of Jesus Christ with a special service, which is appropriate to New Zealanders way of life as they had no motels, and they have many shepherds who take care of their flocks, in doing so they can see the true meaning of Christmas

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Christmas In Peru When you are in Peru the priest carry around a small alter for several days.

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Christmas in Russia Instead of Christmas Russians replace it with the Festival In the traditional Russian Christmas special prayers are said People fast (don’t eat) for sometimes 30 days! Sometimes instead of Christmas trees people put up Yelkas (flowers and colorful lights) Babushka is just like a Russian Santa!

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Merry Christmas!!!!!!

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Its Christmas Around the World 5th and 6th graders have come together to create The Christmas Around the World.

Christmas in Scotland : 

Christmas in Scotland In Scotland they celebrate on New Years Day

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The people in Sicily fast at the sunset of Dec.23 till Dec. 24 Then they kindle a Yule log along with prying and singing After that every one feasts including food like eels, fish, sweet bread, boiled pasta, and Torrone a type of nougat Children wait for La Befana to come on Jan.6 there is a legend that she was busy working in her house and missed A Sicilian Christmas

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Christmas in Switzerland A tinkling of a silver bell heralds the arrival of Christkindli - a white clad angel, with a face veil held in place by a jeweled crown. The tree candles are lit as she enters each house and hands out presents from the basket held by her child helpers The week before Christmas, the children dress up and visit homes with small gifts.

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Sviata Vechera OR "Holy Supper" is the central tradition of the beautiful Christmas Eve celebrations in Ukrainian homes. The father says "Khristos rodyvsya!" which means Christ is born! At the end of the Sviata Vechera the family often sings Kolyadky which is a Ukrainian Christmas Carols. Christmas in Ukraine

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Christmas is a joyous day which opens for Ukrainian families with attendance at Church. The favorite Ukrainian carol is Boh predvichny meaning God Eternal which has a very beautiful melody and lyrics. In the Ukraine, Father Frost visits all the children in a sleigh pulled by only three reindeer.

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Christmas in Greece On Christmas Eve small boys to the beating of drums and the tinkling of triangles usually sing carols. They go from house to house and are given dried figs, almonds, walnuts and lots of sweets or sometimes small gifts. Christmas trees are not commonly used in Greece. In almost every home the main symbol of the season is a shallow wooden bowl with a piece of wire is suspended across the rim; from that hangs a sprig of basil wrapped around a wooden cross. A small amount of water is kept in the bowl to keep the basil alive and fresh. Once a day, a family member, usually the mother, dips the cross and basil into some holy water and uses it to sprinkle water in each room of the house. This ritual is believed to keep the Killantzaroi away from the house. Priests sometimes go from house to house sprinkling holy water around to get rid of the bad spirits who may be hiding in people's houses. In most Greek homes an evergreen tree is decorated with tinsel and a star placed on top. Gifts are exchanged on January 1st, St Basil's Day.

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Christmas in venezuela In Venezuela on December 16th families bring out their pesebres which is a specially designed and thought out depiction of the nativity scene. It is a custom to attend at one of nine carol services is observed by most Venezuelans. Firecrackers explode and bells ring to call worshippers from bed in the predawn hours. The last of the masses takes place on Nochebuena de Navidad Christmas Eve. Families attend a mass on this night and then return home to a huge and fancy dinner. On January 6th when the children awaken they will discover that the straw that they had left beside their bed the night before has gone and in its place are gifts the children know that the Magi and their camels have been and when they go to look in the mirror if they have a black smudge on their cheek they know that Balthazar, King of the Ethiopians has kissed them whilst they slept.

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