Christmas traditions of the different countries

Christmas in Denmark

The longest and most popular holiday celebration in Denmark is Christmas. As this season approaches, the days grow very short. Only a few hours of dim light lie between the darkness of morning and the darkness of evening. Electric lights are on all the time, inside the houses and out on the streets.

Christmas in Germany

In Germany, preparations for Christmas begin before December falls. But the real celebration starts from 6th December, St. Nicholas Day, known here as "Nikolaustag". On the night of 5th December (St. Nicholas Eve) children put their shoe or boot outside the door, a tradition practiced in many other European countries.

Christmas Traditions in Great Britain

A tradition is a specific practice of long standing in which unwritten customs and practices are passed from one generation to the next. Traditions and customs form part of a country's culture and heritage. The following information provides some fast, interesting facts about customs and Christmas traditions in Great Britain:

Christmas Tree of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Traditional Bosnia-Herzegovina Christmas Greeting: Srethi Prazhici (Happy Holidays)

Depending upon religious affiliation, some Bosnians celebrate Christmas, while others celebrate New Year’s Day.
Traditional holiday foods include pojaca and hjleb, tasty traditional breads.

Sarma (a cabbage, beef and rice dish) is also served for the holidays.

Bulgaria's Christmas Traditions

Bulgarians celebrate Christmas on December 25, though this is somewhat unexpected because Bulgaria is an Orthodox country. The traditional Eastern Orthodox celebration of Christmas lands on January 7.

Christmas in Australia

Say goodbye to your winter hats and your well-stuffed goose; Christmas in Australia is a much different affair to those back in the Northern Hemisphere. There’s no snow, no cold weather and definitely no hot cocoa (unless you’re the type of person that enjoys hot beverages on extremely hot days).

Christmas in Belgium

In Belgium there are two Santa Claus figures. There is St. Niklaas and Pere Noel.

Christmas in Andorra

In Andorra Christmas is family celebration. For Christmas there are a lot of activites :
- Shows for children
-A visit of Santa Claus at school for the children -Santa claus talks to the kids one by one

And for the 31 december at midnight there are :
-A ball and discos for the teenagers.

Christmas in Belarus

Christmas in Belarus has been celebrated in their traditional ways since immemorial times.The ritualistic and religious dimension of the Christmas in Belarus undergone a change in recent times so that the festival has become more secular even though the traditional symbols and mood has remained the same.

Christmas Season in Austria

The time from late November to the end of the year has a very special meaning in Austria. Visit Austria's christmas markets, try some Gluehwein and enjoy the spirit of Christmas...

Christmas in Ukraine

Most Christians in the Ukraine belong to the Orthodox Church. The Orthodox recognizes the Julian calendar, so that Christmas is celebrated on January 7.

Christmas in Albania

Christmas in Albania is really worth watching. Christmas is celebrated across the world with great glory.