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Unique Christmas Customs

  Christmas was originally a religious festival for Christians. Later, due to the influence of Christian power and the spread of Western culture, it became a folk festival in many countries and regions in the world. Whenever Christmas comes, people go to church to worship, exchange gifts with each other, and enjoy carnival. To relatives and friends far away, send Christmas cards to each other to express holiday congratulations and thoughts. Sending greeting cards is said to have started in London in 1843 and is now popular all over the world, with the United States being the most popular.
  Christmas celebrations are basically the same in different countries. However, in some countries, due to the influence of local traditional customs and culture, or due to different climatic conditions, people have different ways of celebrating Christmas.
  Christmas celebrations in the Appenzeller countryside in northeastern Switzerland are particularly lively and unique. Young people, wearing elaborate and very gorgeous big hats and big bells hanging on their chests, go to villages and villages in groups and go door-to-door to express their good wishes to people.
  Filipinos like to visit relatives and friends during Christmas, and make “Christmas dinner” with their relatives. The most popular dish is chicken.
  In Africa, on December 25th, people are immersed in the festive atmosphere. Due to the influence of the West, some countries that believe in Islam or Christianity allow this annual Christmas to exist, and try to abandon some of the characteristics of Western society in this festival as much as possible. For example, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Christmas tree is not the fir tree of the “king of the forest”, but replaced by the firao tree, which is abundant in the country.
  Ethiopians in East Africa are known to use white as a festive symbol. From Christmas Eve, people put on white costumes to go to the church, the service is over, followed by carnival dancing. The most popular food is “Christmas buns”, which are baked with barley flour, coke outside and soft inside, golden in color, coated with jam, and full of color, aroma and taste.
  When Christmas comes around in Venezuela, every family has to wrap dumplings. This kind of zongzi is mainly made of cornmeal, with ham, bacon or sausage as filling, and some olives and raisins are added. ripe. Peel off the banana leaves, and the fragrance is overflowing.
  On December 25th every year, the area north of the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere is in winter and it is icy and snowy. However, in the southern hemisphere it is summer and the climate is hot. In countries like Australia and New Zealand, Christmas is a different story. The winter snow scene carefully arranged in the shop window, the Christmas tree covered with snowflakes and the Santa Claus in the big red coat constitute a unique festive scene in Australia. But outside, under the hot sun, red roses and poppies are blooming, and the girls are walking down the street in short skirts. This scene contrasts sharply with the northern hemisphere.
  Australia’s best Christmas gift for children is a small water row. Christmas tide is a big feature of Australia. Wearing bathing suits and paddling on new water paddles, people traveled up and down the crests and valleys of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
  On Christmas night, many Australians like to go to the forest for a ‘Babel’ picnic. People use dead branches to make a fire in an open-air stove built with stones, and an iron plate is placed on it to fry fresh fish and beef. With the aroma of meat, wine and drinks, people danced “disco” or “kangaroo dance” in the open space after eating and drinking, which lasted until the next morning. Sleep on the ground when drunk.
  During the holiday season, “Santa Claus” actors, dressed in big red leather jackets and triangular hoods, greet customers at the storefront. On a hot day, it’s really uncomfortable to be dressed like this. Therefore, the daily salary is also the highest. Now there are also many Santa Clauses who wear tank tops and shorts, drink orange juice and drink orange juice, and are suitable for Australia’s national conditions.
  In Papua New Guinea, families go to church on Christmas morning and then go home for a big feast. After the feast, people don aboriginal costumes and take part in a kind of “sound” parade. People danced to the beat of the drums, twisted their bodies to rest, shouted while dancing, and danced wildly and unrestrainedly. The scattered tribes, blowing conch shells and echoing each other, resounded in the four fields, but it was not very interesting.

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