Christmas in Different Countries by Rahel and Julia.

Christmas is celebrated in different ways in many countries around the world. We chose to write about Christmas in the different countries that we were born in.

POLAND

Polish gingerbread. Photo by Julia.

Polish gingerbread. Photo by Julia.

In Poland we celebrate Christmas supper on the 24th of December (Christmas Eve.) Some people don’t start eating until the first star in the sky appears. First of all, we share an ‘oplatek’ which is bread, then we sit down to eat our supper. After that we open our presents that already lay under the tree. The Christmas tree is decorated just like it is in Scotland. In my family we make Christmassy gingerbread and then decorate with chocolate frosting and sprinkles.

Wesołych Świąt!

HOLLAND

In Holland families use a “dennenboom” which is a fir tree as a Christmas tree. But some people just buy a plastic Christmas tree and decorate it. We celebrate Christmas on the 24th and 25th of December. What we eat to celebrate Christmas is chicken, “oliebollen” fritters, fish and chips  and the adults drink winel. After eating, we go and sit down to open our presents but some people do it the next morning.

Prettige Kerstfeest!

Oliebollen

Oliebollen by Teunie Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0

 Sources

Personal knowledge

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