Since the weather in Brazil during the Christmas holiday is usually hot, some families celebrate by going to the beach during the day. At night, it is customary for Christian families to eat dinner consisting of pork, ham, turkey, Panettone, and Brazilian nuts at around 10pm. When dinner is finished, families will attend a midnight mass, or Missa do Galo. Since pine so hard to come across in Brazil, houses are usually decorated with artificial Christmas trees which will hopefully be filled with gifts from Papai Noel, or Santa Claus. Children will often leave a sock on their windowsill before they go to sleep on Christmas Eve, and wake up to the sock being gone and a present being left by Papai Noel.
At one time, Germany supplied the world with almost all of the decorative glass ornaments for Christmas trees. The Christmas season begins in Germany during the first week of December, when town squares become filled with stalls selling everything from toys to hot spiced wine. On the evening of December 5, children wait for a visit from Saint Nicholas, who brings them gifts. Most children also receive gifts on Christmas Eve. In some parts of Germany, Santa Claus distributes gifts, but in other regions children’s treats are delivered by Knecht Ruprecht, a mythical figure dressed in animal skins.
It was always a magical experience to walk into our beautiful front room, all decorated with twinkly lights and gifts that were not there the night before, and see what was left for us. The hardest part was trying to wait for my parents to wake up, I would sneak in the room and make little sounds to slightly wake them, without them knowing it was me or on purpose. It took me many years to finally figure out that my parents were Santa, and that they had stayed up all night wrapping and setting up Christmas so , consequently, they were exhausted the day after. Nevertheless, Christmas still went on and it would not be long before my parents woke , and Christmas could
On Halloween night, children walk through neighborhoods seeking candy from strangers. While on Christmas Day, children open presents from people who love them and conclude the day with eating a massive dinner made by their families. Conversely, the tie between these holidays that makes them similar is the idea of celebrating by being gifted something by either family or strangers. Also, both holidays are similar by the unhealthy food consumed during their time of celebration. Halloween welcomes cavities from all the candy received and only weeks later, there is the typical family dinner to celebrate Christmas filled with fattening comfort food.
History of Christmas Christmas is Christian festival celebrated on December 25 by most Western Christians that celebrates the birth of Jesus Chris. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/christmas) Even though Christmas is mostly considered a sacred religious holiday and celebrated predominantly in the West, it is also celebrated and recognized by many cultures, organizations and even governments throughout the world. In the United States, most businesses close for at least one day during year to celebrate Christmas. Popular customs of Christmas include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church services, meals with family and friends. For children and parents, the arrival of Santa Claus is the culmination of Christmas.
Everyone is juiced up for Christmas. Last Saturday December 19, 2015, Genius English Proficiency Academy had their Christmas Party. But one week before the party staffs and teachers are giving gifts for each of their Manito/Manita something soft, hard, long and sweet. Until the Christmas party day came. Everybody came to the party prepared and well-dressed according to their team color, red, blue, green, silver and gold.
The Christmas festivities ends on January 1st or 12th day of Christmas, The Celebration are different from country to country, but more similar in bigger countries as in American or Canada but they always include/bring a feast, giving gifts or money, and attending church between the days of Friday-Sunday or public activity’s such as singing Christmas carols and playing games with the snow or building snowman’s. Santa Claus is a Christmas Idol in many countries of the world. ( Santa claus. 0. ) During the Christmas season there are many foods... ... middle of paper ... ...religion is different but there are many similarities about each religion that is not evident in our everyday lives.
But I also remember how I loved it too much. There was turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, you name it (its funny how I only eat that type of meal once a year on Thanksgiving, while most of my friends have it on Christmas and Easter as well). After dinner, my family went to a party with all the Inns guests, and I made sure I was the first to sit on Santas lap when it was time to read The Night Before Christmas. A tall, blond-haired man who looked like my elementary school principal read the story out loud and I spent my time listening attentively.
The entire neighborhood, including my in-laws, spent many hours putting up strings of colored electric lights on their houses and front yard trees. Some had lit up plastic statues of a jolly Santa Claus, reindeer, and snowman, placed near trees and bushes, or by the front door. After dark, the illuminated houses and yards gave a feeling of a supernal place. We bundled up and took Patrizia through this sea of lights and her big brown eyes glistened with wondrous delight. During our walks, I heard that Santa Claus came in a sleigh, loaded with gifts for all children, pulled by eight reindeer, and Rudolf, the misfit reindeer, with the glowing red nose leading the way.
Right after I stuffed my face with turkey and mashed potatoes and before I celebrated the new year, I beamed as bright as the star on top of a Christmas tree each time the festive holiday was mentioned. It was truly the happiest time of the year. At the age of nine, in a time where possibilities were endless, I witnessed a Christmas miracle. No matter what holidays you celebrate, the average person has heard of Santa Claus at least once. Through coloring books, Christmas movies, and carols, I found out who the man from the North Pole is.