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Transcript of Christmas
In Germany the markets are very important because they sold all food for Xmas and decoration
Famus Germany decoration are glass ornaments
In Germany the childrens write like letters to the Christkind asking for presents
In Germany they say Santa Clause or Father Christmas on Dec 24. In Dec 6 in Germany is St. Nicolas
Another tradition in Germany is the Sternsingers at goes from house to house singing and singing that collect money for a charity
do in spain
Most people in spain go to the "La Misa del Gallo"It is called this because a rooster is supposed to have crowed the night that Jesus was born.
what they do apart christmas
Apart from Christmas, there is another festival that is celebrated in Spain that is about the Christmas Story. It is called Epiphany or Kings' Day and is celebrated on 6th January. This is the twelfth night after Christmas. In Spanish, Epiphany is called 'Fiesta de Los tres Reyes Mages': in English this means 'The festival of the three Magic Kings'. Epiphany celebrates when the Kings or Wise men brought gifts to the baby Jesus.
how they said happy christmas day
A few different languages are spoken in different regions in Spain. In Spanish Happy/Merry Christmas is 'Feliz Navidad'; in Catalan it's 'Bon Nadal'
what they do
After the midnight service, people walk through the streets carrying torches, playing guitars and beating on tambourines and drums. One Spanish saying is 'Esta noche es Noche-Buena, Y no Es noche de dormir
what they eat
Most families eat their main Christmas meal on Christmas Eve before the service. The traditional Spanish Christmas dinner is 'Pavo Trufado de Navidad' which is Turkey stuffed with truffle
christmas in itAly
One of the most important ways of celebrating Christmas in Italy is the Nativity crib scene. Using a crib to help tell the Christmas story was made very popular by St. Francis of Assisi in 1223 (Assisi is in mid-Italy). The previous year he had visited Bethlehem and saw where the stable, where it was thought that Jesus was born. A lot of Italian families have a Nativity crib in their homes
WHEN THEY PUT JESUS
Cribs are traditionally put out on the 8th December. But the figure of the baby Jesus isn't put into the crib until the evening/night of December 24th!
WHAT THE KIDS DO
One old Italian custom is that children go out Carol singing and playing songs on shepherds pipes, wearing shepherds sandals and hats.
The city of Naples in Italy is world famous for its cribs and crib making. These are known as 'Presepe Napoletano' (meaning Neapolitan Cribs).