How do people celebrate it in Europe ?
England - in England they celebrate it like in Australia ( but it snows there in December )
Russia - they do not celebrate Christmas on the 25th of Dec but they celebrate it on the 31st of Dec and as usual they give presents to each other and have a real Christmas tree which is decorated.
Italy - in Italy Christmas celebrations starts 8 days before Christmas with the period know as Novena. During this time the children dress up as shepherds and knock on peoples doors and sing to get money. They also decorate there houses.
Just to name a few, but all countries celebrate Christmas nearly the same as England, America and Australia.
How does my family celebrate Christmas ?
Celebration of another culture - Hanukkah - Judaism
What is it and where did it originate from ?
It celebrates the 2nd temple in Jerusalem and the miracle of its menorah ( 9 candles ). The candles are stayed lit up for 8 days, only having 1 day supply of oil. Each night lighting the menorah reminds them of the miracle.
Where did it originate from ?
It originated from the Holy Temple ( 2nd Temple ) in Jerusalem
By the way it is celebrated November - late December
Why is it important ?
How do people celebrate it ?
- Children playing the dreidel
- Lighting up the Monorah
- By praying
- Giving the children small gifts of money
- By making traditional food : latkes ( pancakes that are made from shredded potatoes, onions, matzoh meal and salt ) and applesauce
- Practice Tikun Olam ( the chance when children talk about what they beleive in )
- They dance a traditional dance