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  • Sweden God Jul!
    • Celebrate St. Lucia Day on Dec 13 th
    • Families do everything by torch or candlelight
    • Light is the main theme of St. Lucia Day
    • Celebrated by an national parade where a person is picked to portray St. Lucia.
  • Finland Hyvää Joulua!
    • Usually visit the sauna
    • Listen to the “Peace of Christmas” radio broadcast
    • Traditional to visit the gravesites of departed family members
  • Norway Gledelig Jul!
    • Norway is the birthplace of the Yule Log
    • The holiday celebration is usually centered around the fireplace
  • Germany Froehliche Weihnachten!
    • Originally was a winter solstice celebration
    • They were the first to start decorating Christmas Trees!
    • When Prince Albert married Queen Victoria the tradition spread to England then eventually to the USA
  • Mexico Feliz Navidad!
    • In Mexico they hang a piñata from the ceiling and allow children to take turns hitting the piñata until it breaks, sending a shower of treats to the floor
    • Poinsettia plants originally came from Mexico from Joel R. Poinsett.
  • England Merry Christmas!
    • An Englishman named John Calcott Horsley helped to popularize the tradition of sending Christmas greeting cards
    • They celebrate Christmas much like we do.
    • Hanging stockings came from the legend of St. Nick
  • France Joyeux Noël!
    • In France, Christmas is called Noel. Which comes from a phrase which means “the good news”
    • In southern France they burn a log from Christmas eve to New Years Day to give them good luck for the next year
  • Italy Buone Natale!
    • Italians call Chrismas Il Natale , meaning "the birthday"
    • Italians celebrate numerous holidays throughout December and January
  • Ukraine Srozhdestvom Kristovym!
    • The family prepares a traditional 12 course meal
    • The youngest child watches in the window for the evening star to appear
    • Once the star appears the feast can begin
  • Greece Kala Christouyenna!
    • In Greece, many people believe in kallikantzeri , goblins that appear to cause mischief during the 12 days of Christmas.
    • Gifts are usually exchanged on January 1, St. Basil's Day.