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Christmas Around the World

 

Christmas Around the World

 

Use the provided resources to find out some holiday traditions in the countries around the world.  Please write your answers in complete sentences on the sheet provided.

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1.      When do they celebrate Christmas in Ethiopia? 

       Internet Resource: Christmas in Ethiopia

       http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/ethiopia.shtml

2.     What food is in every Christmas dinner in Costa Rica?  

        Internet Resource: Christmas in Costa Rica

        http://gocentralamerica.about.com/od/costaricaguide/p/CRChristmas.htm

3.     How do people in Caracas, Venezuela get to church on Christmas Eve morning? 

        Internet Resource:  Christmas in Venezuela

        http://www.thehistoryofchristmas.com/traditions/venezuela.htm 

4.     Who brings gifts to children in Italy?  

        Internet Resource: Christmas in Italy

        http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/italy.html

5.     What is the traditional food on a Christmas day in France? 

         Internet Resource:  Christmas in France

         http://www.saintnick.org/html/traditions.html

6. Why do Christmas trees have to be imported into Greenland?

         Internet Resource:  Christmas in Greenland

         http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/greenland.shtml

7.     What do children do with their shoes in Spain on January 5?  

          Internet Resource: Christmas in Spain

          http://www.californiamall.com/holidaytraditions/traditions-spain.htm 
 

8.     Why are candles placed on the window of Irish homes on Christmas Eve?

            Internet Resource: Christmas in Ireland

            http://www.christmasarchives.com/ireland.html

9.     What kind of trees are decorated in India? 

            Internet Resource: Christmas in India

            http://whychristmas.com/cultures/india.shtml

10. In Iceland, people celebrate 13 days of Christmas beginning on ___________________ and ending on _____________________.  

            Internet Resource:  Christmas in Iceland

            http://www.iceland.org/us/the-embassy/curiosities/nr/757
 

11. What do Norwegian people hide on Christmas eve night?  Why? 

             Internet Resource: Christmas in Norway 

             http://www.saintnick.org/html/traditions.html

12. What is an integral part of the German Christmas celebrations?  

              Internet Resource: Christmas in Germany

              http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/germany.htm

13. What is Santa Claus called in Madagascar? 

           Internet Resource: Christmas in Madagascar

           http://whychristmas.com/cultures/madagascar.shtml


 14. What do people in Iran do on December 1 to celebrate the start of the Christmas season?

            Internet Resource: Christmas in Iran 

            http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/iran.htm

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