Learning about Weird Christmas Traditions around the World
Christmas is usually a moment where people celebrate the birth of Jesus. A lot of countries in the world celebrate Christmas. Every country has its own way of celebrating this Christmas period. There are mostly people that prefer spending their Christmas simple and just with simple gifts. Different countries have different Christmas traditions of how they celebrate their Christmas. There Christmas traditions vary from being heartfelt to others being creepy. This article outlines different weird traditions that are practiced by different people.
To start with is the Iceland tradition which requires children to leave a shoe outside at night. Leaving out a shoe at night is mainly practiced in Iceland and children ensure that they leave a shoe outside their house at night. This Christmas tree is usually practiced days to Christmas in Iceland. This Christmas tradition is where the Yule Lands passes the houses and leaves a gift for all the children.
In Iceland they believe that they are 13 Yule Lads and each one of them is required to visit every night and leave a different gift. If the children were good they get good gifts but if the children were behaving badly lately they usually get a rotten potato on their shoe. Kamprus in Australia is yet another Christmas tradition that is practiced. All we have heard of Santa whose work is surprising and offering children good presents. Varying from Santa Kamprus comes along to punish those that are wrongdoers.
It is from this Kamprus that people in Australia usually have a Kamprus run where people put on like a demon and usually runs around the town just to scare people. Another weird tradition that is practiced by people is hiding the broom in Norway. In Norway they practice this tradition of hiding the broom together with putting on fire and also not sweeping the trash. This is because witches are believed to fly around on brooms. When they hide all the brooms they believe to off witches and also the evil spirits that may come into your house and ask for a broom.
Finland people practices Christmas cemetery. The Finland people believes in celebrating the Christmas with also the dead thus they wake up in the eve of the Christmas and go to the cemetery. Doing so they ensure they pay respect to those that have passed on and celebrate the Christmas with them. Lastly cobweb covered Christmas tree is another tradition that is practiced. Cobweb Christmas tree is carried out by the Ukraine people and this tradition shows that when you carry out there is good luck. One gets to know more about the Christmas traditions that are celebrated by different people.