Each year on 25th December, the whole world celebrates the big day or the Christmas Day. The day that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ who dedicated his life for humanity. Though there is one more story related to the day, which reminds us of the Santa Claus who brings gifts and happiness from heaven. It is believed that only the lucky ones get the chance of enjoying his gifts. There are many more real and fake stories that have been heard around but no one knows which one is true and what should not be believed.
Similarly, there are different celebration traditions related to the event that happen in different parts of the world. You may find it weird but actually different countries have their own way and method to commemorate this special day. So, let’s have a look at them and see how many do you know and which one you like the most?
- Tying up Mom & Dad for Christmas Gift in Serbia: Serbia doesn’t depends on Santa’s gifts, whosoever wants a gift has to follow the tradition of tying up mom& dad with a rope who pay an amount of money and gifts in the form of ransom to get themselves released. The 2 Sundays before Christmas is mom’s turn of getting tied up and the Sunday before Christmas is meant for dad to follow the same thing.
- Santa Comes with a Scary assistant In Germany: While in many countries and cities, Santa is supposed to be a good man who always brings good things along, the Santa Claus in Germany brings a devil-like assistant to scare the children. The tradition is followed in order to give children a lesson and teaching them to stay away from the bad deeds. The gifts are distributed by both of them to make a proper impact.
- Gifts come on a Broomstick in Italy: Unlike other parts of the world, the Christmas celebrations in Italy usually take place on January 6. Not only this, the gifts are given by a witch on a broomstick instead of Santa’s red bag. The witch comes on her broomstick and gives away gifts to some people, while the unlucky ones get lumps of coal. Interesting, isn’t it?
- Call Santa by the name of Sinterklaas in Netherlands: So while you are in Netherlands, do not expect the Santa to give you a gift. A person named Sinterklaas comes instead with his helper Black Peter to wish you a merry Christmas. Sinterklaas doesn’t lives on the North Pole and his sledge is not the same. He comes on a steamboat all the way from Spain on Christmas.
- No Cookies or Carrots, only Porridge in Scandinavia: Now this one is something definitely not likeable at all. Celebrating Christmas in Scandinavia will make you experience a gnome-like character who will get annoyed if you don’t keep porridge for him instead of cookies and carrots. Tomte, the character who replaces Santa in Norway though brings barns and presents for the children. Do not forget to leave the bowl of porridge else you won’t get the gift.
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