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    Xmas around the_world[1] Xmas around the_world[1] Presentation Transcript

    • How is Christmas celebrated around the world?
    • Australia
      •   In Australia, Santa's sleigh is pulled by eight white kangaroos.
      • Christmas dinner is eaten outdoors and is followed by a visit to the beach or a game of cricket.
    • Switzerland  
      •   In Switzerland, during the holiday season the Star Singers (Sternsingers) dressed as the Three Kings parade through the streets of cities and towns singing Christmas songs.
      • Santa visits in a special fairytale tram and gives the children a ride through the city, singing songs with them and sharing a basket full of sweets.
    • Mexico
      • In Mexico, children sometimes leave their shoes out instead of stockings.
      • On Christmas Eve there is a parade of singers carrying bells and candles on top of long poles. They wind through the streets until they get to the local church. FELIZ NAVIDAD Y PROSPERO AÑO NUE VO!!!
    • Kenya  
      • In Kenya, the churches are decorated with balloons, ribbons, flowers and green plants as well as Christmas trees.
      • Christmas dinner is often a barbecue with family members traveling from far away to be together again .
    • Norway  
      • In Norway, on Christmas Eve, a bowl of porridge, "nisse" is left in the barn for the gnome who protects the farm.
      • When the children first see their Christmas tree all decorated, with presents underneath, the family joins hands and circles the tree singing carols.
    • Germany  
      • In Germany, children decorate their Christmas Lists with pictures and then leave them on the windowsill overnight, weighed down with a little sugar so they won't be missed by Father Christmas.
      • There is a flower in Germany called the Christmas Rose which blooms even in the snow and ice.
      • Frohes Weihnachtsfest
    • So why do a lot of people around the world give presents at Christmas?
      • Most people think it relates to the three wise men bringing gifts to baby Jesus when he was born.
      • Christians believe it is more important to give a gift than to receive one.
      • What gift would you take to baby Jesus?