Introducing the Significances of Christmas Celebration Around the World!

by chandan Kumar Digital Marketing Head
Christmas is one of the global festivals that is celebrated around the world with great zeal and excitement. It's a beautiful time to turn all the vacant spaces into a winter wonderland. This joyful festival has always been not only a sacred holiday but also a wide-reaching cultural celebration. And that's the reason why people around the world celebrate this day secularly.

Exchanging of gifts between loved ones is the most common practice people usually follow. Gifts like Christmas flowers, Christmas tree, and Christmas cakes are in trend. There are many online portals through which one can easily send Christmas gifts to India as well as overseas within few clicks. Apart from sharing gifts as a token of love with close ones, this day is also committed to the togetherness of families. In fact, people of every age gather under one roof to celebrate this festive day with excellent games, talks, food, and music. In different countries, people opt different ways to celebrate Christmas. But, it doesn't affect the true and amusing essence of the festival, however, the joy always remains the same.

There are many things about Christmas celebration that are same in all the countries like taking the blessing of Lord Jesus, singing carols in Church, and making delectable cookies and traditional plum cakes ( ) for Santa Claus. But, there are also some differences that people should know about, after all, Christmas is all about global celebration and knowing about its different tradition is totally a worthy fact. So, below are some well-known cities with their customs of Christmas celebration:  

1.China: In China, people usually give apples to each other on this day of Christmas. The main reason behind this tradition is the same meaning of Christmas and Apple in the Chinese language. And that's why people living there relate the word 'Christmas' with 'Apple'.

2. Sweden: Swedish believe in creating a giant sculpture of Yule goat every year in the month of December. According to their old traditional beliefs, the Yule goat made by them is an invisible and a strong spirit who watch over each and every part of Christmas preparation throughout the month. On the day of Christmas, Swedish try to destroy the goat.

3. Wales: According to welsh custom, Christmas celebration is all about spreading love and happiness that involves a group carrying attractive horse skulls in their hands and going door to door appealing access to enters people's home through songs. In some houses, people easily grant entry while in some houses people clearly deny. In case of denying, that particular group keeps trying until they completed the task of the whole day. Horse skull is likely called as the goddess of fertility.

4.Switzerland: In some Swiss towns, there is a proper turn allotted to every house for celebrating Christmas from the 1st day of December and when a particular house's turn comes up, people living there are likely to host a Christmas Eve party for all the villagers. It's a fun centered tradition that should be followed by everyone across the world.  

5. Bulgaria: Bulgarian takes the tradition of singing carol very seriously. They have given their own name to this customs that is 'Koledrai'. It's basically a group of young men dressed in a beautiful and traditional attire and travel from house to house singing carol. This tradition starts at the midnight on Christmas Eve and continues till sunrise. The main myth people believe while doing this custom is that by singing carol singers own the power to fight with demons and chase away bad energy.  

6. United States: In some homes of United States, people follow the custom of hiding a pickle adornment in their Christmas tree and it is believed that the person who finds it first is lucky to bring a good fortune in his or her life. This fun oriented idea comes from a story of the American soldier who was being held in prison on the day of Christmas and was given a pickle to celebrate Christmas in Prison.

With these different customs of Christmas followed by people around the world, it is clearly noticeable that no matter how different this festival celebrated globally, the main thing that matters is the real devotion that people always show while celebrating this merriment with family and friends. Be sure to choose reliable online gifting portals in order to get an easy way out to send Christmas gifts to India as well as overseas. Choose the best quality of Christmas flowers to adorn the houses in the best possible way. 

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About chandan Kumar Senior     Digital Marketing Head

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