Celebrating Christmas Throughout the World


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Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxemborg

 

In the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, according to legend, Saint Nicholas gives presents to children on St. Nicholas Eve, December 5, which they open on December 6, St. Nicholas Day. Wearing a red robe, he arrives on a boat from Spain and rides down the streets on a white horse. His servant, Swarte Piet (Black Pete), accompanies him. Saint Nicholas goes down the chimney of each house and leaves gifts in shoes that the children have put by the fireplace.

 

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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

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