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Christmas Around the World by Anna Perkinson

 

 

1.  What country does the tradition of having a Christmas tree come from?

 

2.  Who first put lights on the Christmas tree?

 

3.  In what country was the first or “original” Santa Claus born?

 

4.  Where do most Australians have Christmas dinner?

 

5.  What do children in France leave by the fireplace on Christmas Eve?

 

6.  What do Children in Great Britain do with their letters to Santa?

 

7.  Where do children from Holland believe Santa lives?

 

8.  What is Santa Claus called in each of the following countries?

a. Brazil ______________________________

b. United Kingdom ____________________________

c. France _____________________________

d. Germany ___________________________

e. Italy _______________________________

f. Russia _____________________________

 

http://www.history.com/topics/history-of-christmas-trees

http://www.arthuriana.co.uk/xmas/pages/origins.ht 

http://www.thekoala.com/ausxmas.htm

http://french.about.com/cs/culture/a/christmas.htm 

http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/holland.shtml

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/Xmas/santa.html

http://dearsantaclaus.biz/santanames.htm

 

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