Celebrating Christmas Throughout the World


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Spain

 

In Spain, people dance and sing in the streets after midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. Most Spanish homes and churches display a miniature Nativity scene called a Nacimiento. During the evening of January 5, children put their shoes on a balcony or near a window. The next day is Epiphany, the last day of the Christmas season. It celebrates the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. According to legend, the Wise Men arrive during the night before Epiphany and fill the children's shoes with small gifts.

 

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Australia and New Zealand

Denmark, Norway, and Sweden

Germany

Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

Italy

Mexico

Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxemborg

France

Poland

Spain

United Kingdom

United States and Canada

Recipes from Around the World

 

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