Christmas Around the World

Happy Christmas Day!! This Christmas, we wanted to show you how countries around the world celebrate this day! Check out this Christmas Around the World site from the History Channel.

Here are some pictures of how Christmas is celebrated around the world, found on The Travel Channel:

Christmas Eve Festivities Celebrated In China
BEIJING, CHINA – DECEMBER 24: (CHINA OUT) An illuminated Christmas tree is seen in front of the National Stadium to celebrate Christmas Eve on December 24, 2009 in Beijing, China. Christmas is not a public holiday in China, but it is celebrated across the country as more and more western traditions have become increasingly popular with Chinese people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Performers sing Christmas carols, locall
Performers sing Christmas carols, locally known as “Kolyadki”, in the village of Semezhevo, about 160 km (100 miles) south-west of of Minsk, on January 13, 2011. Many Orthodox Belarussians mark New Year according to the Julian calendar on January 13. AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV (Photo credit should read VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)
Christmas angels and a Santa Claus ride
Christmas angels and a Santa Claus ride on Segways in Berlin on November 3, 2011. On November 1, 2011 Santa opened his job agency for students who want to work as Santa Claus or a Christmas Angels in the upcoming christmas season. AFP PHOTO / WOLFGANG KUMM GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read WOLFGANG KUMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Bondi Beach, Australia
Bondi Beach, Australia
Christmas Lights Illuminate La Grand Place In Brussels
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – DECEMBER 20: Christmas lights illuminate the Town Hall at La Grande Place on December 20, 2010 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
Finland
Finland
Germany
Germany
Iceland
Iceland
The Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery adorned with Christmas lights is pictured downtown Milan.
The Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery adorned with Christmas lights is pictured in downtown Milan December 14, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo (ITALY – Tags: TRAVEL)
The Oxford Street Christmas lights in London
A general view of the Oxford Street Christmas lights in London November 7, 2007. The lights were switched on by British singer Leona Lewis. REUTERS/Anthony Harvey (BRITAIN)
An actor performs on the streets during the "Three Kings Day" festival in Mexico City
An actor performs on the streets during the “Three Kings Day” festival in Mexico City January 6, 2008. “Three Kings Day” is a Christian holiday in Mexico which celebrates the Three Wise Men who brought gifts to Christ as a child. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO)
Ottowa Canada
Ottowa, Canada
PANAMANIANS WEAR TRADITIONAL CLOTHES IN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION.
Panamanian dancers celebrate the Christmas holiday season wearing traditional clothes called polleras in Panama City, Panama, December 15, 2002. Polleras originates from the Azuero Peninsular in central Panama. REUTERS/Alberto Lowe AL
Fireworks explode near traditional Rio de Janeiro Christmas tree during official lighting ceremony at Rodrigo de Freitas lake
Fireworks explode near a traditional Rio de Janeiro Christmas tree during the official lighting ceremony at Rodrigo de Freitas lake December 2, 2006. The tree measures 82m (269 feet) and consists of 2.8 million multi-colored bulbs. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos (BRAZIL)
People dressed as Father Frost and Snow Maiden greet passers-by during a New Year parade in Bishkek
People dressed as Father Frost, the equivalent to Santa Claus, and Snow Maiden greet passers-by during a New Year parade in Bishkek December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov (KYRGYZSTAN – Tags: SOCIETY)
Christmas Lights Illuminate Sydney
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 17: The ‘Lights of Christmas’ are featured at St Mary’s Cathedral on December 17, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. Sydney celebrates Christmas with dazzling light projections on city landmarks such as St Mary’s Cathedral, Town Hall and the Hyde Park Barracks Museum. (Photo by Jeremy Ng/Getty Images)
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