Christmas Around the World


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Christmas Around the World

  1. 1. CHRISTMAS IN FRANCE• This is a Yule log it is a log shape cake made of chocolate and chestnuts. They eat it to celebrate Christmas.
  2. 2. • French children put their shoes in front of the fireplace• In 1962, a law was passed decreeing that all letters written to Santa would responded to with a postcard.• When a class writes a letter, each student gets a response.• They all call Santa Pere Noel.
  3. 3.  A feast begins 24 hours before christmas eve and is followed by celebration Meal in which a light milance cake called penottone features as well as chocolate.
  4. 4.  Presents and empty boxes, are drawn from the Urn of Fate - lucky dip, which always contains one gift per person. By twilight, candles are lighted around the family crib known as the Presepio, prayers are said, and children recite poems.
  5. 5. Joyeux NoelOn Christmas Eve children put thereshoes by the fireplace to be filled withgifts from Pere Noel.In French Happy Merry Christmas isJoyeux Noel.The main Christmas meal calledReveillon is eaten after everyone hasreturned from the midnight churchservice on Christmas Eve.Yule logs are carried into homes onChristmas Eve and sprinkled with redwine to make the log smell nice when itis burning.In eastern France he is accompanied byPere Fouettard a man dressed in black.
  6. 6. In Italy instead of a Christmas tree they burn Yule log until New Year’s Eve Italy does not have a Santa like us they have witch named Le Befana.Italys food traditions are very nice it includes vermicelli, dried cod fish, and baked pasta.
  7. 7. Christmas for Italians Italian for Kids: Christmas (video) - Italy From The Inside - CastRoller Christmas in Italy is different from America click the link to see how
  8. 8. Christmas in France• Santa clause in France is called Pere Noel.• In France part of a Christmas loaf is given to a poor person.• France burns a Yule Log from Christmas Eve to New Years Day. This will bring them good luck.• In France Merry Christmas is called Joyeux Noel.• French children set out their shoes in hopes that Santa will fill them during the night with small gifts.
  9. 9. To say Merry Christmas in Greek yousay, Kala Hristouyienna! Children gofrom house to house offering goodwishes by singing kalanda (carols).They eat turkey, pork, and lamb. Giftsare exchanged on St. Basil’s Day.They decorate with the tallest treesand the largest lights. They slaughterpigs and stuff lamb with a lot of food. 1
  10. 10. Christmas in Italy.This is how you say “Merry Christmas” in Italy,” Buone feste Natalizie.