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Kids Turn Holidays

Celebrating Holidays
Around the World

From Alaska to Wales many people celebrate at this time of the year. Take a look at the various traditions and customs - some may be similar to yours while others are very different.

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Happy Holidays

Geseende Kerfees en 'n gelukkige nuwe jaar | Gézuar Krishlindjet Vitin e Ri! | Melkam Yelidet Beaal | I'D Miilad Said ous Sana Saida | Edo bri'cho o rish d'shato brich'to! | Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand | Crãciunu hãriosu shi unu anu nãu, bunu! | Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun | Selamat Hari Natal | Zorionak eta Urte Berri On! | Shuvo Baro Din - Shuvo Nabo Barsho | Maugmang Capascuhan asin Masaganang Ba-gong Taon! | Vesele Vanoce | Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo | Nedeleg laouen na bloav ezh mat | Vasel Koleda; Tchestita nova godina! | Bon nadal i feliç any nou! | Seng Dan Fai Lok, Sang Nian Fai Lok | Malipayong Pasko ug Bulahang Bag-ong Tuig! | Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito | Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth | Bon Natale e Bon capu d' annu | Rot Yikji Dol La Roo | Mitho Makosi Kesikansi | Afvcke Nettvcakorakko | Sretan Bozic | Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok | Glædelig Jul og godt nytår | Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak | Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! | Colo sana wintom tiebeen | Merry Christmas & Happy New Year | Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo! | Gajan Kristnaskon | Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi Head uut aastat | Zorionak eta Urte Berri On | Gledhilig jól og eydnurikt nýggjár! | Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad | Hyvää Joulua or Hauskaa Joulua | Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar | Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année! | Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier! | Bon Nadâl e Bon An Gnûf | Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ur! | Bon Nadal e Bo Ani Novo | Froehliche Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr! | Kala Christougenna Kieftihismenos O Kenourios Chronos | Juullimi Ukiortaassamilu Pilluarit | Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara! | Mele Kalikimaka & Hauoli Makahiki Hou | Mo'adim Lesimkha. Shana Tova | Shub Naya Baras | Geseende Kerfees en 'n gelukkige nuwe jaar | Gézuar Krishlindjet Vitin e Ri! | Europe
Pick a country and explore the many aspects of Christmas in Europe.

England
During the days before Christmas, children or groups of adults go from house to house singing Christmas carols

Finland
Learn about the traditions of Christmas trees and the Glogg parties held over the holidays.

France
Christmas Day is celebrated in France with all of the family coming together.

Greece
Learn how St. Nicholas is important in Greece as the patron saint of sailors.

Greenland
Did you know Christmas trees need to me imported for the holidays?

Iceland
The Icelandic Jolasveiner leave small gifts for good children who leave their shoes on the windowsill at night!

India
Christians in India decorate mango or banana trees at Christmas time.

Iraq
While the predominant religions of the Middle East are Moslem and Hindu, there are a fair number of Christians who celebrate Christmas in their own ways, combining the Christian customs with those of their own country's religion.

Iran
Like Iraq, the predominant religions are Moslem and Hindu, Christians who celebrate Christmas combine the Christian customs with those of their own country's religion.

Ireland
In Ireland, people put a lighted candle in their window on Christmas Eve as a sign of welcome to Mary and Joseph.

Japan
Japanese celebrate as a purely secular holiday devoted to the love of their children. The Japanese become acquainted with the holiday because of the Christmas products they made for other countries.

Learn how to say "Merry Christmas" in different languages!


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