Christmas Around the World<br />By:  Mrs. Tolbert’s<br />2nd Grade Class<br />
France<br />“Cake of the Kings” is used in the January 6 celebration.<br />Christmas Eve is for gift giving.<br />At midni...
Sweden<br />In Sweden the Christmas season begins on December thirteenth.<br />A small elf-like figure, Juletomte, brings ...
Mexico<br />In Mexico the holidays begin on December sixteenth.<br />The posada is a procession that shows Mary and Joseph...
Israel<br />Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Maccabbes over the Syrians in 165 B.C.<br />Today, Jewish families ce...
Africa<br />On  Christmas  morning  nearly  everyone  goes  to  church.<br />Many  families  celebrate  with  a  big  dinn...
Germany<br />In some parts of Germany a girl called Kristkind brings the gifts.<br />Hans Trapp, a terrible demon, goes wi...
Mexico<br />In Mexico the holidays begin on December 16.<br />The day for giving gifts does not come until January 6.<br /...
Germany<br />The tannenbaum, or Christmas tree, is a custom that comes from Germany.<br />German women spend many hours ma...
Sweden<br />In  Sweden the Christmas season begins on December 13.<br />A small elf-like figure, Juletomte, brings the gif...
England<br />England was the first country to use Christmas cards.<br />Holly and ivy are used to decorate homes, stores, ...
United States<br />In the United States Christmas brings together many customs from other countries.<br />On Christmas Eve...
France<br />In France most families enjoy two Christmases.  <br />The family sings Christmas carols.<br />Christmas Eve is...
Holland<br />The night before Sinterklaas Day, children place wooden shoes by the fireplace.<br />If they are naughty, Zwa...
United States<br />All of the family members decorate the Christmas Tree and home.<br />Santa comes with his sleigh and re...
The End!<br />
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  1. 1. Christmas Around the World<br />By: Mrs. Tolbert’s<br />2nd Grade Class<br />
  2. 2. France<br />“Cake of the Kings” is used in the January 6 celebration.<br />Christmas Eve is for gift giving.<br />At midnight, on Christmas Eve, the grownups attend a special mass. <br />
  3. 3. Sweden<br />In Sweden the Christmas season begins on December thirteenth.<br />A small elf-like figure, Juletomte, brings the gifts.<br />He puts them on the floor and then leaves.<br />
  4. 4. Mexico<br />In Mexico the holidays begin on December sixteenth.<br />The posada is a procession that shows Mary and Joseph looking for a room in the inn before Baby Jesus was born.<br />Children put a pair of empty shoes with some straw for the Nacimiento.<br />
  5. 5. Israel<br />Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Maccabbes over the Syrians in 165 B.C.<br />Today, Jewish families celebrate the Festival of Lights by lighting a special candelabra, called a menorah.<br />After lighting the menorah, Jewish families play games and exchange gifts.<br />
  6. 6. Africa<br />On Christmas morning nearly everyone goes to church.<br />Many families celebrate with a big dinner .<br />Sweet cakes are made and are <br />Special treats given to the farm people.<br />
  7. 7. Germany<br />In some parts of Germany a girl called Kristkind brings the gifts.<br />Hans Trapp, a terrible demon, goes with her.<br />He waves a stick and threatens children who have been bad!<br />
  8. 8. Mexico<br />In Mexico the holidays begin on December 16.<br />The day for giving gifts does not come until January 6.<br />Children put a pair of empty shoes with some straw for the Nacimiento.<br />
  9. 9. Germany<br />The tannenbaum, or Christmas tree, is a custom that comes from Germany.<br />German women spend many hours making gifts.<br />The men carve figures from wood and paint them bright colors.<br />
  10. 10. Sweden<br />In Sweden the Christmas season begins on December 13.<br />A small elf-like figure, Juletomte, brings the gifts.<br />Christmas Day is a quiet, religious day,<br />
  11. 11. England<br />England was the first country to use Christmas cards.<br />Holly and ivy are used to decorate homes, stores, and churches.<br />Father Christmas slips into the house on Christmas Eve and fills the stockings with treats.<br />
  12. 12. United States<br />In the United States Christmas brings together many customs from other countries.<br />On Christmas Eve the children hang their stockings.<br />Santa fills the stockings and leaves special gifts by the tree.<br />
  13. 13. France<br />In France most families enjoy two Christmases. <br />The family sings Christmas carols.<br />Christmas Eve is for gift giving.<br />
  14. 14. Holland<br />The night before Sinterklaas Day, children place wooden shoes by the fireplace.<br />If they are naughty, Zwarte Piet may swat them with a stick or take them to Spain in his big bag.<br />Christmas Day is very quiet and is celebrated with family and at church.<br />
  15. 15. United States<br />All of the family members decorate the Christmas Tree and home.<br />Santa comes with his sleigh and reindeer.<br />Many families go to church.<br />
  16. 16. The End!<br />

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