Christmas Traditions in Europe

12/05/2009 05:11:00 PM ·

Christmas in Europe is a unique and distinctive holiday where people from all cultures share a diverse, yet paralleled enjoyment for legend, food, and spirit.

England Traditions

My great love of the Middle Ages brings me to one of my favorite countries in the world. Around the 6th century, individuals called mummers would wear masks and act out plays, which are still performed in villages today.

Father Christmas comes bearing gifts the night before Christmas dressed in his long green or red robe, filling children's stockings and pillowcases with presents. The presents are not opened until the following day, usually in the afternoon. That special day is called Boxing Day, simply for the reason that young boys go around collecting money in their clay boxes. When the boxes are full, they break them open. Read more about the Traditions in Europe during the Christmas holiday on Factoidz

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