ChristmasAdvent Calendar   Click on the numbers to see  the surprises!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2  21 22 23 24  0
Holly is a popular decorationat Christmas time and is often   used to make Christmas   wreaths. The thorns andberries are ...
2 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2  21 22 23 24  0
Candy canes were first made in   Germany and represent a shepherd’s crook. The white and red stripes are meant to  represe...
3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2  21 22 23 24  0
Stockings holding presentsdate back to St. Nicholas’ time, when three young girls hung   their stockings over the      fir...
4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2  21 22 23 24  0
Fir trees have been decorated,usually with apples and other fruit, since the 16th century in  Germany. A picture of Queen ...
5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2  21 22 23 24  0
Songs have been sung tocelebrate Christmas for many,many years. In the 19th century   writing Christmas carols  became mor...
6 7 89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2  21 22 23 24  0
The three wise men who cameto visit Jesus are also called the Magi. Their names were    Caspar, Melchior and           Bal...
7 89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2  21 22 23 24  0
In China houses and streets are  decorated with traditional Chinese lanterns at Christmas             time.
89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2  21 22 23 24  0
Rudolph is the name of the reindeer who leads Santa’ssleigh. The story ‘Rudolph the   Red Nosed Reindeer’ waswritten in 19...
9 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2  21 22 23 24  0
Bells are often mentioned atChristmas because the ringing of bells is a tradition that  dates back to old Pagan          f...
10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2  21 22 23 24  0
In Ireland candles have   religious significance at   Christmas time. Candlesburning in windows show thatthe house has roo...
11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2  21 22 23 24  0
A Christmas wreath is circular. It has no end and no beginning.   It is said to be everlasting,     like our love for Jesus.
12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2  21 22 23 24  0
In Sweden the person whodelivers gifts at Christmas is a   gnome called the Tomte.
13 1415 16 17 18 19 2  21 22 23 24  0
In Norway the person whodelivers gifts at Christmas is a  goat like creature called           Julebukk.
1415 16 17 18 19 2  21 22 23 24  0
Giving Christmas cards is atradition that was started inBritain in 1843 by a man called        Sir Henry Cole.
15 16 17 18 19 2  21 22 23 24  0
Gingerbread men and  gingerbread houses arepopular at Christmas time in      parts of Europe.
16 17 18 19 221 22 23 24  0
In South America, celebrating the manger, which they call   the presepio, is the mostimportant part of Christmas        ce...
17 18 19 221 22 23 24  0
Mary and Joseph had to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem to pay taxes. They had to paythem in Bethlehem as this was   wher...
18 19 221 22 23 24 0
In Poland Christmas is oftencalled Gwaizdka, which means ‘little star’. Celebrations do     not start until the star      ...
19 221 22   23 24 0
Decorating the tree with glassbaubles became popular about  1500 years ago. It was alsoaround this time that the first   e...
221 22   23 24 0
The Virgin Mary is the PatronSaint of Spain and they starttheir Christmas celebrationswith a feast celebrating her.
21 22   23 24
When the Christmas story was   first heard in Japan many people were surprised thatJesus slept in a cradle as most Japanes...
22   23 24
In the city of Rome in Italycannons are fired on Christmas Eve to show it is the start of    the Christmas Holiday.
23 24
Mistletoe became popular at    Christmas in Scandinaviancountries. Kissing underneath it is supposed to bring you good    ...
24
We now call St. Nicholas Santaor Father Christmas, but he hasmany names around the world including ‘Pere Noël (France),Sva...
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  1. 1. ChristmasAdvent Calendar Click on the numbers to see the surprises!
  2. 2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2 21 22 23 24 0
  3. 3. Holly is a popular decorationat Christmas time and is often used to make Christmas wreaths. The thorns andberries are said to represent the thorny crown and blood
  4. 4. 2 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2 21 22 23 24 0
  5. 5. Candy canes were first made in Germany and represent a shepherd’s crook. The white and red stripes are meant to represent Jesus’ purity and blood.
  6. 6. 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2 21 22 23 24 0
  7. 7. Stockings holding presentsdate back to St. Nicholas’ time, when three young girls hung their stockings over the fireplace to dry.
  8. 8. 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2 21 22 23 24 0
  9. 9. Fir trees have been decorated,usually with apples and other fruit, since the 16th century in Germany. A picture of Queen Victoria and her familygathered around a tree made them popular in Britain
  10. 10. 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2 21 22 23 24 0
  11. 11. Songs have been sung tocelebrate Christmas for many,many years. In the 19th century writing Christmas carols became more popular andsome of the carols you sing at school were written then.
  12. 12. 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2 21 22 23 24 0
  13. 13. The three wise men who cameto visit Jesus are also called the Magi. Their names were Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar.
  14. 14. 7 89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2 21 22 23 24 0
  15. 15. In China houses and streets are decorated with traditional Chinese lanterns at Christmas time.
  16. 16. 89 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2 21 22 23 24 0
  17. 17. Rudolph is the name of the reindeer who leads Santa’ssleigh. The story ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ waswritten in 1939 by an American called Robert L. May.
  18. 18. 9 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2 21 22 23 24 0
  19. 19. Bells are often mentioned atChristmas because the ringing of bells is a tradition that dates back to old Pagan festivals.
  20. 20. 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2 21 22 23 24 0
  21. 21. In Ireland candles have religious significance at Christmas time. Candlesburning in windows show thatthe house has room for Mary and Joseph, just like the
  22. 22. 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2 21 22 23 24 0
  23. 23. A Christmas wreath is circular. It has no end and no beginning. It is said to be everlasting, like our love for Jesus.
  24. 24. 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2 21 22 23 24 0
  25. 25. In Sweden the person whodelivers gifts at Christmas is a gnome called the Tomte.
  26. 26. 13 1415 16 17 18 19 2 21 22 23 24 0
  27. 27. In Norway the person whodelivers gifts at Christmas is a goat like creature called Julebukk.
  28. 28. 1415 16 17 18 19 2 21 22 23 24 0
  29. 29. Giving Christmas cards is atradition that was started inBritain in 1843 by a man called Sir Henry Cole.
  30. 30. 15 16 17 18 19 2 21 22 23 24 0
  31. 31. Gingerbread men and gingerbread houses arepopular at Christmas time in parts of Europe.
  32. 32. 16 17 18 19 221 22 23 24 0
  33. 33. In South America, celebrating the manger, which they call the presepio, is the mostimportant part of Christmas celebrations.
  34. 34. 17 18 19 221 22 23 24 0
  35. 35. Mary and Joseph had to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem to pay taxes. They had to paythem in Bethlehem as this was where Joseph was from.
  36. 36. 18 19 221 22 23 24 0
  37. 37. In Poland Christmas is oftencalled Gwaizdka, which means ‘little star’. Celebrations do not start until the star appears.
  38. 38. 19 221 22 23 24 0
  39. 39. Decorating the tree with glassbaubles became popular about 1500 years ago. It was alsoaround this time that the first electric tree lights were made.
  40. 40. 221 22 23 24 0
  41. 41. The Virgin Mary is the PatronSaint of Spain and they starttheir Christmas celebrationswith a feast celebrating her.
  42. 42. 21 22 23 24
  43. 43. When the Christmas story was first heard in Japan many people were surprised thatJesus slept in a cradle as most Japanese babies slept in bed with their parents!
  44. 44. 22 23 24
  45. 45. In the city of Rome in Italycannons are fired on Christmas Eve to show it is the start of the Christmas Holiday.
  46. 46. 23 24
  47. 47. Mistletoe became popular at Christmas in Scandinaviancountries. Kissing underneath it is supposed to bring you good luck all year.
  48. 48. 24
  49. 49. We now call St. Nicholas Santaor Father Christmas, but he hasmany names around the world including ‘Pere Noël (France),Svaty Miklaus (Czechoslovakia) and Sinterklaas (Holland).
  50. 50. Animations available fromwww.animationfactory.com

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