CHRISTMAS IN GERMANY AND CANADA

IMPORTANT DATES

December 6, is when Nikolaustag comes. On December, 24 is when the family opens presents and family eats. Important dates in Canada are December,25 and 24, and January 6.

NIGHT BEFORE

ON Christmas Eve in Canada there usually a turkey dinner and in the middle of the night, Santa Claus is said to come down the chimney and place the presents under the tree. Then he goes back up the chimney and flies to the next house in his sleigh with 9 reindeer pulling it through the air. On night before in Germany according to the legend in Germany the river turns to wine, animals speak to each other,and children put there shoes outside the door.

Gift bearer

The gift bearer in Germany is Nikolaustag. According to Germany legend the spirt of St.Nicholas the patron saint of children goes from house to house on this night carrying books of sins in which all the actions of the year of all children are writtens. Good kids get treat bad kids get twigs. Gift bearer in Canada is Santa Claus.

DAY OF

On the day of in Germany they spend time with family and have large dinner. On they day of in Canada you are not suppose to know what your getting so that is part of the fun. On Christmas they open presents.

FOODS

Foods in Canada is turkey or they use to eat Tourtire. Foods in Germany is roast,goose,such stuffed,with apple.

OTHER TRADITIONS

Some traditions in Germany is they put boots or shoes outside the door. In Canada people put up trees with colored lights.
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