5 Random Christmas Traditions

After living in Prague for 2 years, I realised that different countries do Christmas differently. I never really thought about it.

I found this blog and it’s a really good, light hearted blog post about different traditions around the world that seem a little strange for us. However let’s face it, having a strange man coming into the children’s bedrooms and leaving presents probably sounds strange to a lot of countries who don’t have santa 🙂

Jon's Travel Blog

Everyone has their own family traditions at Christmas, from when the decorations go up to what happens after Christmas dinner (Queens speech or nap).  I’ve searched the internet to find, what are to me, the strangest traditions found throughout the world that I’d like to experience on my future travels.  So sit back, put the Christmas songs on, grab some eggnog as we take a whistle stop tour of the 5 strangest Christmas traditions from around the world.

Gävle Goat, Sweden

Every year since 1966, on the 1st December the people of Gävle, Sweden, put up an enormous (13 metre 42.5 foot tall) goat in the grounds of their castle to mark advent.  Unfortunately for the goat it has unwittingly become the butt of its own tradition where arsonists attempt to burn the poor fellow, since 1966 it has been burnt to the ground a total of 29 times and hit by…

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