Holiday tradition around the world

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Holiday tradition around the world

Holiday Traditions Around the World

One of the most important ways of celebrating Christmas in Italy is the Nativity crib scene. Using a crib to help tell the Christmas story was made very popular by St. Francis of Assisi in 1223.

Christmas in Italy

Christmas in Brazil

A popular tradition in Italy is called the The feast of Seven Fishes, ('Esta dei Sette Pesci' in Italian). The feast seems to have its root in southern Italy and was bought over to the USA by Italian immigrants in the 1800s

In Brazil, Santa Claus is called Papai Noel & Bom Velhinho (Good Old Man).

A popular desert for Christmas in Italyis called the panettone. It's like a cake.

Popular Christmas foods in Brazil include pork, turkey, pork, ham, salads and fresh and dried fruits. Everything is served with rice cooked with raisins and a good spoon of "farofa" (seasoned manioc flour.)

Brazil has the largest floating Christmas Tree according to guinness world records.

''Buon Natale''Merry Christmas

''Feliz Navidad''Merry Christmas

The most popular Christmas song in Brazil is 'Noite Feliz' (Silent Night).

Taking part in a 'Secret Santa', known as 'amigo secreto' (secret friend) is popular in Brazil at Christmas. It is traditional to give small gifts all through December using a pretend name (apelidos). On Christmas Day, people reveal who their amigo secreto was!

One old Italian custom is that children go out Carol singing and playing songs on shepherds pipes, wearing shepherds sandals and hats.


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