hristmas                                       Around the WorldDesigned by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
in Mexico                 • Posadas- religious parade that takes                    place for nine days before            ...
• Piñata - tradition that involves                   breaking a paper star shaped object                   full of sweets,...
in   Italy                  • La Befana- a kind of old witch who                     arrives on her broomstick during the ...
in   Holland                   • Sinterklaas - arrives in a steamboat                     from Spain with a white horse an...
• on 6th of December- Children place                   their wooden shoes filled with                   carrots and hay by...
in   America            • Christmas tree        - usually stands centrally           in the home, decorated           with...
Santa Claus                  • is said to visit homes while children                    are sleeping during the night befo...
in   Romania                  • Saint Nicholas- leaves sweets in the                    shoes of good kids and a switch fo...
• Christmas tree                     • Carols (Steaua, Pluguşorul etc.)                     • Moş Crăciun (Santa Claus)Des...
in   SpainDesigned by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
Merry Christmas to you                             all !                            Designed by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
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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.
  • Lesson no. 11 christmas around the world

    1. 1. hristmas Around the WorldDesigned by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
    2. 2. 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
    3. 3. • 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
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. in Holland • Sinterklaas - arrives in a steamboat from Spain with a white horse and dozens of helpers.Designed by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
    6. 6. • 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
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. 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
    9. 9. in Romania • Saint Nicholas- leaves sweets in the shoes of good kids and a switch for bad kidsDesigned by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
    10. 10. • Christmas tree • Carols (Steaua, Pluguşorul etc.) • Moş Crăciun (Santa Claus)Designed by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
    11. 11. in SpainDesigned by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica
    12. 12. Merry Christmas to you all ! Designed by Ioana Georgiana-Veronica

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