it’s difficult to not love this holiday! despite different beliefs, cultures, and traditions, christmas has become a modern holiday that represents togetherness, cheer, and love around the states and around the world.
the world’s largest floating christmas tree can be found in Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. the Portuguese country celebrates in their typical form, with bright lights, loud celebrations, and lots of fun.
in downtown Sydney, Australia, bright lights paint the town in festive holiday color. the country celebrates with trees, present exchanges, and big family feasts.
in Bulgaria, a 40-day fast ends in a christmas eve feast, a midnight mass, time with family and friends, and presents.
christmas cake is a Japanese tradition; the whipped cream decorated and strawberry-topped confections are bakery-bought or homemade, and are also often topped with christmas-themed decorations. the cake is enjoyed at christmas eve parties and family celebrations.
our family decorates the tree on christmas eve while we watch some of our favorite christmas movies like White Christmas. On Christmas morning, we exchange all of our gifts while noshing on bagels. we spend the day in pajamas, watch more christmas movies, eat cake and drink coffee.