Christmas In Japan

by:Audrey and Lizbeth

What Japan does for Christmas

In Japan Christmas Isn't as popular as it is in America. Japan also doesn't really celebrated Christmas religiously. In Japan they exchange gifts and cards like we do.Most Christmas party's take place the night before Christmas. It is also really popular to decorate a Christmas tree with lights ,paper ornaments, and small toys .It is also really popular to decorate the outside of the houses.

What food is popular on christmas

On Christmas it is common to eat chicken. KFC is especially popular. For dessert they eat sponge cake decorated with whipped cream and strawberries.
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What is the true meaning of Christmas?

Like I said before Japan doesn't really celebrate Christmas religiously in fact only about 1/2 of 1% of the Japanese population is Christian. Christmas is a day to spread happiness in Japan

Who is santa

Santa is known as Santa-San or Hoteiosho. Hoteiosho is another gift bringer in Japan. He doesn't really have anything to do with Christmas. He is a Buddhist monk known for bringing good fortune.