Christmas ideas

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

How christmas celebrated all over the world.

Christmas in Ireland
It is a common tradition to go to a local pub to get a Christmas drink on the eve of Christmas. During the midnight mass, people pray for their deceased loved ones. Very commonly seen, the graves are decorated with wreaths made of ivy and holly as a part of the Christmas tradition, a carrot is kept for Rudolph and for Santa, they keep a bottle of Guinness along with a mince pie.  On January 6th, they celebrate a Little Christmas.  Scottish Christmas
Christmas is not necessarily a holiday in Scotland. Even so, the tradition of exchanging gifts and the joy of Christmas remain prevalent.  A Christmas lunch is celebrated well. The gifts are carefully unwrapped so that the paper can be used again later. For the lunch, turkey is served and two glasses of champagne are drunk, they may eat the Christmas cake or resort to a Yule Log. People eat Christmas crackers and the families generally watch “the Wizard of Oz” or “The Sound of Music” and then go to sleep.
A Russian Christmas
In Russia, Christmas is celebrated on the 7th of January. Christmas here is a religious affair.  Several long services are attended on Christmas Eve like the Vespers, the Divine Liturgy and the Royal Hours. When families return home, 12 different dishes are made and each one honors the twelve Apostles. This is the “Holy Supper”
A Christmas in Georgia
In Georgia, children march on the streets, known as the Alilo, wearing a special kind of clothing and congratulate each other. Here too, Christmas is celebrated on the 7th of January. The Santa Claus in George is known as tovlis papa (Grandfather Snow). He is depicted by a long white beard and is wearing a ‘chokha’ which is the national dress and tops it with a fur cloak.
Even if the Christmas traditions vary over the world, the significance of Christmas remains the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Every one spreads the joy all over the world, whichever country whichever tradition, we still remain a Christmas World. Merry Christmas!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Christmas ideas- Including Christmas Decoration and Christmas party ideas.

Christmas is a big celebration all over the world, especially, among the people of Christian belief. For most of the people over the globe, this is the time to spend with friends, family and all loved ones.
Well! I must say, apart from get-togethers, the kids and teens are keen in the gifts and presents that they receive during this period. Needless to say, this joyous period of the year needs a lot planning.
Many people start the preparations a month ago or even before. There are various Christmas ideas related to Christmas gifts, decorations, party, Christmas songs and recipes. Most of the people celebrate this holiday period by putting up the Christmas tree and give Santa gifts to their kids.
Christmas celebrations are not confined to the Canadian, American and European countries. A small percentage of people celebrate Christmas in Malaysia, China and Sweden.
The celebrations include the preparations such as decorating the house, streets, and shops. People buy gifts for family and friends and exchange them. Call friends and families for meals and food is paid special attention to, with delicious recipes to choose from, such as roasted turkey, Christmas ham, small sausages, homemade candies and not to forget mince pies and special Christmas puddings.
People go to church on Christmas Eve, special prayers are offered and Christmas songs and Christmas carols are sung along with the chorus. People exchange Christmas cards and some men even dress up as Santa and visit malls to offer gifts to children.
While the Christmas celebrations around the world remain more or less the same, one thing is  certain that people celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on the Christmas Eve with high spirits. People enjoy family meals and get-togethers to share their happiness during this period.
The customs and beliefs may differ according to the states and countries but everyone is filled with joy to celebrate this festive season. This is a spiritual time that all parents share with their children to help them understand the family spirit and the significance of Christmas.