Here are Some Amazing & Unique Christmas Celebration traditions around all over the world
Unusual Yuletide traditions: People all over the world mark Christmas with different traditions. Some are much more unusual than others, as we will show you.
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1. KFC Christmas dinner, Japan
Another eager Christmas food tradition comes from Japan, where the family is the head of KFC for their Christmas meal. The history of this tradition dates back to 1974 when a wildly successful KFC campaign called Kurisumasu ni wa Kantaki (Kentucky for Christmas) promoted the Christmas party barrel inspired by the traditional American turkey meal. Only 1% of the Japanese population is Christian, so there was no established Christmas tradition before filling that vacuum by KFC.
2. Barbecue on the beach, Australia
Christmas in Australia comes at the beginning of their summer, during which the temperature can reach 35 ° C (95 ° F), so the family and friends land on the beaches of the country and there is a ‘Boxing Day Bie Barbie’. Many cloths of Santa Claus float and even take Christmas trees with them to decorate on the beach.
3. Krampus Run, Germany and Austria
If you are a bad boy or girl, beware of the Krampus- bad guy of Santa Claus. She is a big horned monster who travels with Santa and punishes children who abuse them. It is a popular assumption that naughty children receive a bunch of twigs instead of gifts. To fulfill this wicked character, the head of the Krampus run in Munich, Germany. This tradition of dressing as a scary character and horrific passersby in the Munich Christmas market is more than 500 years old.
4. New Year’s Tree, Russia
Christmas is not celebrated in Russia until January 6, because the Russian Orthodox Church still uses the old Julian calendar, so Novogodnaya Yolka (New Year’s tree) is held from December 31 to January 6 throughout Russia. Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost) and his granddaughter Snegrochka (Snowflake) visit these events to join the New Year’s celebration and bring a goody bag filled with Clementine and chocolates for Christmas poems or rhyme.
5. Kidnapping children, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
As the three-day Christmas celebration was not enough, Puerto Ricans also celebrated December 28 as Diya de Los Santos Innos (Holi Innocent’s Day). Similar to the April Fools’ Day, this day is spent in trying to trick people in any way. In the town of Hatillo, it is an old custom to make a dress for men and kidnapping children in Zest as soldiers of King Herod. To get the children back, people have to give sweets to the soldiers.
6. Deep-fried caterpillars, South Africa
For many, Christmas is all about food, but in South Africa, it’s not just roast turkey. On Christmas Day, South Africans tuck into a bowl of deep-fried Emperor moth caterpillars, which apparently taste a little like tea. We think we’d even prefer Brussels sprouts over this…
7. Decomposed birds, Greenland
If you have tastes for unusual, Greenland is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas. kiviak – See the meat of raw meat (the Arctic bird similar to the puff) that is buried and wrapped in the sealed skin for months until it has reached the correct phase of decomposition.
8. Roller skating to Mass, Caracas, Venezuela
People in Venezuela’s capital Caracas like to travel in the style of their roller skates and Christmas months. As a kick-off to religious ceremonies on December 16, Massas is known as Migus Aguinaldo, which is held every day until December 24, and the wealthiest Venezuelan ensure that they all join.
9. Hay under the dinner table, Serbia
According to the Serbian tradition, the grass should be placed under the Christmas dinner table, where Jesus was born. As the grassland spreads, the eater catches the sounds like a chicken, so that all those who want Jesus can bring together a loving community, like a hen will protect all their chicks under their wings. Screw-crow!
10. Mumming, Latvia
Christmas in Latvia, or winter solstice, is celebrated with a weird mix of pagan, Christian and secular traditions – – ‘one of them’ – ‘Momming’ is one of them. In a strange mash-up of trick-or-treating and Christmas caroling, mummers are prepared in various macaw figures and visit strangers’ homes, bringing a blessing in every house and removing the evil spirits. A nightmare before Christmas, maybe?
11. The Night of the Radishes, Oaxaca, Mexico
When it comes to Christmas traditions, the Mexican city takes Oaxaca biscuit or radish. Every year, December 23 is dedicated to Radish. The herds of residents come in the central square, where many elaborate carving and their producers compete for the title. The incident took place during the colonial period when the Spanish radish was overseen for locals. Farmers started carving radish to attract customers at their Christmas market stalls.
12. Christmas log, Catalunya, Spain
You can assume that El Caganer is the only crop-related Christmas tradition in Catalunya, although you may be wrong. On December 8, on the day of immaculate conception, families began to feed a Christmas log character ‘Teo de Nadal’ every night, until Christmas Eve. It then went into a chimney and all people joined the bash in the log and ordered to poison it (hence its second name is ‘Pope log’). It is believed that Tió presents, dessert, and other Christmas happiness.
13. Burning dirt, Guatemala
Every Christmas, Guatemalans like to be involved in a huge scale burning up of dirt. Every home is cleaned as much as possible and the dirt is taken to the city center where the statue of Satan is put on top of the big pile and it is burnt.
14. Christmas Witch, Italy
Lucky Italian children not only receive Christmas gifts but also get gifts from New Year post. At Epiphany Eve (January 5), Befana, also known as the Christmas Witch, rides a broom and distributes candy and presents well-behaved children through the chimney. Many people also believe that he is a good homemaker and will defame your house, which will save him, unfortunately.
15. Setting an extra plate, Lithuania
In many homes in Lithuania, extra space on the dining table is set for Christmas on the eve of the deceased family, who are believed to be involved in the celebration on Christmas Eve. In Portugal, the same tradition is followed, where it is called the consonance.