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Christmas in England

Christmas in England

Christmas in England holds a lot of significance among the Christian community in England. The word Christmas is derived from the English word Cristes Maesse which means Christ’s Mass. Although the first observance came in AD 360 in Rome, but the formal celebration started from AD 440. Christmas in England has a long historical background.(…)

Published On: Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Christmas in Canada

Christmas in Canada

Christmas in Canada is celebrated with great zeal. During this magical time, the whole country is adorned with the finest decorations. Numerous events and festivals are planned all through the cities, towns, and villages of Canada. Christmas time in Canada brings a cheer to all! Whether you are a local resident or a foreigner, an(…)

Published On: Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Christmas in Chicago

Christmas in Chicago

Christmas in Chicago is a grand event to watch. The entire city gets decked up for this grand celebration held at the end of the year. Brisk activity is noticed among the citizens, adults and children alike. Sending greetings forms an integral part of Christmas in Chicago. People make telephone calls, send Christmas cards, e-greetings(…)

Published On: Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Best Places to Spend Summer Christmas 2015

Best Places to Spend Summer Christmas 2015

Christmas posters usually exhibit Santa Claus riding a reindeer-driven sledge upon shimmering white snow. This is because Christmas was initially popular in the countries that experience snowfall during December. However, due to the migration of people from these countries to places where there is no snowfall during December, the celebration of Christmas in warmer climes(…)

Published On: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
Christmas in Peru

Christmas in Peru

Christmas in Peru is celebrated on December 24 with much fanfare. It is celebrated as “Nocha Buena”, a Spanish phrase which translates to “Good Night”. Peru experiences summer during December, thus Christmas decorations with a snow motif may seem peculiar to some. However, Christmas is equally enjoyable with Santa surfing on the waves and elves(…)

Published On: Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Christmas Celebrations in South Africa

Christmas Celebrations in South Africa

The celebration of Christmas in South Africa is different from the rest of the world. In December, the summer brings bright sunshine to the beaches of South Africa. The summer season rings a bell for the Christmas celebrations. This is a holiday time in South Africa like most of the countries. Around 350 million Christian(…)

Published On: Saturday, December 14th, 2013
Christmas in New Zealand

Christmas in New Zealand

Santa says bye to snow and goes to swim during Christmas in New Zealand. Christmas is combined with the summer holidays, so it is all the more enjoyable. The families prepare for trips to the beach. People buy gifts and party hard to celebrate Christmas. The shops are decorated using red and white colored ornaments.(…)

Published On: Friday, December 13th, 2013
Christmas in Brazil

Christmas in Brazil

Christmas in Brazil is celebrated with great pomp and fervor. Visit Brazil this Christmas for a wonderful experience to cherish lifelong. Though the majority of the population in Brazil comprises of Christians, even the Muslim and the Buddhist communities of the country celebrate Christmas in Brazil with equal zeal. Brazil is inhabited by various ethnic(…)

Published On: Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Christmas in Australia

Christmas in Australia

It is said that Santa chooses a kangaroo for his ride to Australia. As Christmas heralds the beginning of summer holiday, the Aussies get serious about merrymaking, out in the open. Since singing ‘Let it Snow’ sounds little awkward, they rejoice in ‘Sunburnt’ Christmas. For the northerners, it’s a different Christmas in Australia where people(…)

Published On: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
The Maori Culture

The Maori Culture

The Maori people are the descendants of Polynesian people who first arrived in voyaging canoes (waka hourua) from their familial homeland of Hawaiki more than a thousand years ago. In present times, the Maori comprise fourteen percent of the population. Their culture and language has a significant impact on multiple facets of New Zealand’s life.(…)

Published On: Monday, September 30th, 2013