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12 weird and wacky Christmas traditional around the world

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'Tis the season to be jolly. But spreading holiday cheer can mean something very different, dependin...

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12 weird and wacky Christmas traditional around the world

  1. 1. 12 weird and wacky Christmas traditional around the world 'Tis the season to be jolly. But spreading holiday cheer can mean something very different, depending on where you are in the world. Think leaving milk out for Santa is a little strange? There are some very unusual Christmas traditions around the globe. 1.nbspSweden: Burning Goat Every year, villagers in the small Swedish town of Gavle build a 40-foot straw goat as part of a yule time tradition. But, pretty much every year since the tradition began in 1966, locals have succeeded in destroying it, either by burning it down, hitting it by cars, or almost stealing it with a helicopter. 2.nbspEstonia: Sweating it out with family Estonians keep it steamy around the holidays with a family visit to a traditional bathhouse or sauna. Cleansing and being pure before going to a Christmas Eve mass is viewed as an importation ritual. 3.nbspNorway: Hide your brooms Norwegians must put away their brooms on Christmas Eve. Legend has it that evil witches may come and steal them away if they are left out. 4.nbspGreenland: Raw whale and stuffed seal Greenland has a few unusual holiday menu items. Mattak is raw whale skin served with a side of blubber. Another Christmas treat is kiviak: Auk birds stuffed into a seal skin, left to ferment for half a year. While tese foods may be northern delicacies, we're going to stick with the turkey. 5.nbspGermany: Sugar or sticks? In the age old tradition of naughty or nice, Germany has its own version that takes place early in the month. On December 5, kids leave their shoes outside for Santa. Nice kids are rewarded with candy in their sneakers (not sure if they still want to eat it)-- naught kids get sticks. 6.nbspUkraine: A spooky tree If you find yourself in Ukraine around the holidays, you may be wondering: Is it Christmas or Halloween? Trees here are decorated with artificial spider weds and decorative spiders. The unusual tradition is a nod to a tale where a mythical spider wove a web around the plain tree of a poor family. When morning came, the white strands turned to precious metals and the family was rich. The webs today symbolize prosperity for the next year. 7.nbspJapan: Avoid red The Japanese exchange traditional Christmas cards-- but without the signature festive red color. Red
  2. 2. often signifies a funeral announcement so Japanese Christmas cards are usually white. 8.nbspGermany: Find the pickle It's like an Easter Egg hunt, but with pickles. Adults hide a pickle in a Christmas tree and the first child who discovers it will win a prize in the morning. Unclear what happens if no one ever finds the pickle. 9.nbspGuatemala: Burning devils In order to rid houses of bad spirits for the new year, Guatemalans do a full house clean in December. The dirt and dust is gathered from every home and each neighborhood creates a large pile. A devil statue is built and placed on top of the offending dirt, and burned. The bad omens are said to burn up with the devil. 10.nbspItaly: Don't fear the Christmas witch Italians aren't looking for a jolly old man in a red suit on Christmas Eve. Instead, they look out for Befana, a friendly witch that brings toys and candy to all good children. 11.nbspEthiopia: Dress in white, play games Traditionally, Christmas in Ethiopia is celebrated on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. Everyone dresses in white- many opt for a traditional thin cloth known as a shamma. After going to church, men and boys play a game called "ganna," which is similar hockey and played with a curved stick and round wooden ball. 12.nbspU.S.: Drunk santas While holiday cheer and holiday spirits traditionally go hand in hand, some take festive to a new level with the annual tradition of SantaCon. People from all over the world flock to New York City, decked out in head-to-toe Christmas garb dressed as elves, Santa, and snowmen- and participate in a city wide bar crawl. The festivities usually start before 8 a.m. so there are plenty of tipsy Santas roaming the streets by mid odd facts you don't know afternoon.

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