Holiday Celebrations Around The World

christmas around the worldThe Christmas season is a time of great joy and celebration. Families around the world come together in a variety of ways. Here are some international traditions, customs and rituals that can be incorporated into your family’s holiday.

Portuguese Holiday Meal: A traditional Christmas meal in Portugal is eaten during the evening of Christmas Eve and consists of codfish with green vegetables and boiled potatoes. This is normally followed by shellfish, wild meats or other expensive foods.

Australian Summer/Christmas: In Australia summer break takes place from early December through early February. Because Christmas comes during warm temperatures it is not uncommon for families to go camping for Christmas. Christmas dinners consist of outdoor grilling and lots of fresh seafood.

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