Exploring Global Holiday Traditions: Christmas Around the World

Inside: Explore global Christmas traditions—Italy’s La Befana to Japan’s KFC feasts. Dive into enchanting celebrations around the world!

The magic of Christmas transcends borders, and every corner of the globe celebrates this festive season in unique and wonderful ways. Let’s embark on a journey around the world to discover the diverse Christmas traditions that make this time of year so special.

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Exploring Global Holiday Traditions: Christmas Around the World

The holiday season is a special time of year filled with joy, love, and traditions. While many of us are familiar with the traditional customs of Christmas such as decorating a tree, exchanging gifts, and indulging in delicious food, there are countless unique holiday traditions celebrated around the world.

From the snowy winter wonderlands of Europe to the sunny beaches of Australia, Christmas is celebrated in a multitude of ways.

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Get Ready to Learn About Holiday Traditions

Get ready to be inspired, amazed, and filled with the holiday spirit as we delve into the beautiful tapestry of global Christmas traditions.

I have created this 10-page free printable to learn about some holiday traditions.

What you get:

  • Italy: La Befana
  • Sweden: St. Lucia’s Day
  • Mexico: Las Posadas
  • Japan: KFC Christmas Feast
  • Australia: Beach Celebrations
  • Ethiopia: Ganna
  • India: Decorating Banana and Mango Trees
  • USA/Canada: Santa Claus and Stockings
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Creating Connections Through Diversity

As we explore these Christmas traditions from around the world, it becomes evident that the holiday season is a time to celebrate diversity and the richness of global cultures. Whether it’s the warmth of a beach celebration in Australia or the enchanting tales of La Befana in Italy, each tradition contributes to the tapestry of Christmas joy.

If you enjoy this free set, you might want to check out our Christmas Around the World Unit Study. It is 60 pages deep diving into the more popular traditions of the Winter holidays.

Christmas Around the World Unit Study


Engage students with in-depth lessons on Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, and more. Fostering cross-cultural understanding, this comprehensive unit study includes interactive activities, discussions, and assignments, promoting a holistic learning experience.

This Christmas, let’s embrace the beauty of global traditions, fostering understanding and appreciation for the ways people around the world come together to celebrate this joyful season.

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