15 Photos That Show How Christmas Is Celebrated Around The World

11In France

During the Christmas season in France, the markets are all the roar. They are filled with people taking a stroll to see what they can find after the morning church service. Here an actual real Yule log is often burned in the fireplace after being sprinkled with red wine to enhance the fragrance on Christmas Eve.

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12In Kenya

Christmas is a time for togetherness and remembering your roots and your family. This is why people in Kenya move from their homes in the big cities back to the small villages where their families still stay. They attend midnight church service and have their Christmas meal which is usually goat, sheep, and rice called “nyamachoma.”

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13In Russia

In Russia Christmas trees are often still called New Year trees and Santa Claus is called Dad Moroz, or Father Frost and this happens on New Year ’s Day. They also have a tradition of having a meatless Christmas Eve meal that includes 12 dishes which represents the 12 apostles.

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14In Jamaica

Festivals in Jamaica are a total blast and Christmas is no exception. There is a non-stop celebration that happens here during this festive season. The streets are filled with shops and the markets are flooded. There are things called a Grand market where all the community vendors gather under one roof to sell their products. One of the best known Christmas treats here is a rum-soaked fruit cake.

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15In Japan

This is the most unique way of celebrating Christmas you are going to hear about. The people in Japan celebrate Christmas by eating Kentucky Fried Chicken. Yes, unlike in America where KFC is a fast-food spot here in Japan it is quite the hot spot on Christmas day. It is actually a tradition that families treat themselves to a KFC bucket on this day.

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