Lesson no. 11   christmas around the world
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  • Originally, the Sinterklaas feast celebrates the name day, 6 December, of Saint Nicholas (270–343), patron saint of children. Saint Nicholas was a Greek bishop of Myra in present-day Turkey. In 1087, his relics were furtively translated to Bari, in southeastern Italy; for this reason, he is also known as Nikolaos of Bari. Bari later formed part of the Spanish Kingdom of Naples, because it was previously conquered in 1442 by Alfonso V of Aragon. The city thus became part of the Kingdom of Aragon and later of Spain, until the 18th century. Because the remains of St. Nicholas were in Bari (then a Spanish city), is this tradition that St. Nicholas comes from Spain, and has a black helper depicted as a Morisco page. St. Nicholas is well known in Spain as the patron of sailors. That is why St. Nicholas comes to the Netherlands on a steamboat. St. Nicholas fame spread throughout Europe. The Western Catholic Church made his name day a Church holiday. In the north of France, he became the patron saint of school children, then mostly in church schools.

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  • hristmas Around the WorldDesigned by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
  • in Mexico • Posadas- religious parade that takes place for nine days before Christmas. - children dress as Mary and Joseph and look of a place to stay.Designed by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
  • • Piñata - tradition that involves breaking a paper star shaped object full of sweets, mandarins, and small toys No quiero oro, ni quiero plata; yo lo que quiero es romper la piñata.Designed by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
  • in Italy • La Befana- a kind of old witch who arrives on her broomstick during the night of January 5 - she fills the stockings with toys and sweets for the good children and with coal for the bad ones.Designed by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
  • in Holland • Sinterklaas - arrives in a steamboat from Spain with a white horse and dozens of helpers.Designed by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
  • • on 6th of December- Children place their wooden shoes filled with carrots and hay by the fireplace for Sinterklaas’ horse.Designed by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
  • in America • Christmas tree - usually stands centrally in the home, decorated with ornaments, tinsel and lights, with an angel or a star at the top.Designed by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
  • Santa Claus • is said to visit homes while children are sleeping during the night before Christmas morning. • Christmas stockings are hung on the fireplace for him to fill with little gifts • children to leave a glass of milk and a plate of Christmas cookies for SantaDesigned by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
  • in Romania • Saint Nicholas- leaves sweets in the shoes of good kids and a switch for bad kidsDesigned by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
  • • Christmas tree • Carols (Steaua, Pluguşorul etc.) • Moş Crăciun (Santa Claus)Designed by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
  • in SpainDesigned by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
  • Merry Christmas to you all ! Designed by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica