Christmas Celebrations In Portugal:

Christmas is very important and most traditional festival celebrated in Portugal. Lots of joy and excitement could be seen at the time of Christmas festive session. On Christmas country is decorated with colored lights and other artificial things. Main tradition here on Christmas is to decorate Christmas tree wonderfully.

In Christmas festive session each of Portuguese keep a plant of Oak in their houses. This wooden piece “Cepo de Natal” or Christmas log is unique tradition here. Celebration is start on Christmas Eve like festive activities performed in West. Portuguese families gather around the Christmas tree to celebrate the birth of Jesus. People attend the midnight Mass – Missa do Galo and return to there houses to enjoy midnight supper.

“Ceia de natal” the menu of dinner includes codfish with boiled potatoes and Cabbage. Fihos, rabanadas, Altria and Bolo rei are Christmas deserts also includes in dinner. Singing carols at homes and streets are basic tradition here.

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Christmas Celebrations In Holland:

Holland or Netherland is a beautiful country. Like other part of world Christmas is main celebration here. Dutch people start to celebrate this celebration on arrival of St. Nicholas before 4 Sunday of Christmas. People start to make preparation for Christmas celebration.

They start to decorate their house with flowers, colorful lights, candles and other artificial things. Decorating Christmas tree is basic part of this celebration. Amsterdam is the best place to visit on Christmas here. St. Nicholas visit this city with snowy white horse within full of gifts sack. He distributes these gifts to the children’s. People from all over the world come here to meet St. Nicholas.

Blowing horns on every evening in Christmas session is a unique activity in Holland by farmers. People go to church within their family. Eating delicious “letterbanket” – a family cake, drinking (more…)

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