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In honor of Christmas, we thought it would be fun to share ten unique Christmas traditions from all over the world!
Krampus in Austria. A best like demon creature roams the city steets trying to scare kids and punishing the bad ones. Whoa.
Kentucky Fried Christmas Dinner in Japan. Christmas has never been a big deal in Japan but a new quirky tradition has recently emerged. A Christmas Day feast on KFC!
Saint Nicholas Day in Germany. On this day, Saint Nicholas leaves little treats like coins and chocolates in the shoes of good children all over Germany, mostly in the Bavarian region.
Hide Your Brooms in Norway. Here's one some of you moms could get behind. In Norway, people hide their brooms. It's a tradition that dates back centuries to when people believed that witches would come out on Christmas Eve looking for a broom to ride. We think you should hide your broom so you don't have to do any cleaning.
Tamale feast in Venezuela. Its Christmas tradition to have tamales for dinner. That's a tradition we could get behind!
Posada in Mexico. From December 16th to Christmas Eve, children often perform the Posada processions. This is a celebration of when Joseph and Mary looked for somewhere to stay.
St. Lucia's Day in Sweden. This is a celebration on December 13th that honors St Lucia. She was a young Christian girl who was martyred and killed for her faith. This day is now celebrated by a girl dressing in a white dress with a red sash round her waist and a crown of candles on her head. Small kids use electric candles but from about 12 year old, real candles are used!
The Grand Market in Jamaica. This happens on Christmas Eve. In every town and city there is a cross between a festival and a market. During the day, people go shopping for Christmas foods and treats. At night, everyone celebrates in the streets all night until morning.
Christmas Land in Finland. Because they believe that Santa lives in Finland, they even have a tourist theme park called Christmas Land!
Feast of the Seven Fishes in Italy. Italian families celebrate Christmas Eve with the Feast of the Seven Fishes and eat lentils during the holiday season to ensure good luck and wealth the next year.