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Christmas Around the World – Italy

Christmas in Italy is a largely Catholic celebration, with much made of the feast days in both the run up to Christmas and after...

Krampus – Central Europe’s Christmas Demon

Although bold children in some parts of the world are afraid of what Santa might bring, at least they don't have to deal with...

Get inspired with these tree-mendous Christmas conifers

It's now less than three weeks until Christmas Day, which means you can probably stop worrying about whether it's too soon to stick your favourite piece of...

Christmas Around the World – Germany

In Germany, Christmas celebrations are largely based around the period of Advent in December, and several types of Advent calendars are used in German homes....

Christmas Around the World – Great Britain

In Great Britain, Christmas is celebrated very similar to Ireland, with families usually getting together to watch each other open their presents. Most gather...

Christmas Around the World – Canada

Canada is a vast country with people of many different cultural backgrounds, and there are lots of different Christmas traditions there. Indeed, many of the traditions and...

5 Things You May Not Know About Christmas Nativity Scenes

While they're not ubiquitous, nativity scenes are a common feature throughout Christian homes during the festive period. For many, they're a reminder that Christmas was originally intended...

Christmas Around the World – Poland

As a predominantly Catholic country, Christmas is celebrated widely in Poland. Advent marks the beginning of the festive season, and people try to be peaceful and not have too much of things,...

Was the Star of Bethlehem a real astronomical event?

The Star of Bethlehem appears just once in the Bible, in the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament, yet is now synonymous with the...

KFC – A Very Japanese Christmas Tradition

As Christmas meals go in the Anglophone world, poultry is pretty standard. If there's no turkey on the table at dinner, it's almost guaranteed that...

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