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Christmas Around The World

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And while the premise of Christmas remains consistent across cultures as a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the execution certainly varies. From Cuba to Ethiopia, here’s how countries around the world celebrate Christmas.

cuba christmas

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Cuba has a unique history with Christmas. In the 1970s, Fidel Castro limited the practice of the Catholic faith in churches around the country. Read more HERE.

philippines

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Christmas is a big deal in the Philippines. So much so, that you can find Christmas music playing in local shops as early as September. Read more HERE.

christmas in ethiopia

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In Ethiopia, Christmas is celebrated on January 7 in accordance with the old Julian calendar. The celebration in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is called “Ganna.” Read more HERE.

christmas in mexico

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When it comes to celebration, food, and tradition, Mexico is known for its wonderfully vibrant approach. So why would the holiday season be any different? Read more HERE.

christmas in brazil

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As a former occupied country,  Brazilians have retained some of the Christmas customs influenced by Portugal. The Catholic Church is the largest denomination in the country, where an estimated 123 million people are self-declared Catholics. Read more HERE.


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