Christmas is one of the international holidays.
In different countries, it is not only celebrated on different dates, but also celebrated in its own way.
But in any country where Christmas is celebrated, people give gifts.
In Great Britain Christmas is a big familycelebration. Everyone gathers under the roof of the parents' house by December twenty-fifth, presents gifts, reviews family albums and eats traditional dishes. The most important Christmas dish is a turkey. It is served with gooseberry sauce. The main festive dessert is a special pie (pudding) in which various decorative objects are placed. These little things predict the fate of the next year to whom they will get. The coin, for example, means wealth, the forging is luck, and the ring is a wedding. Houses in England for Christmas adorn with holly and mistletoe, if a man and a woman are under the mistletoe, they are obliged to kiss.
Greece, although an Orthodox country,Christmas celebrates with Europe on December twenty-fifth. This is one of the favorite holidays of the country. It is celebrated together with the whole family. The fruits of the earth are put on the solemn table. Usually it's fruits, figs, nuts ... But the main dish, like in England, is a turkey. Even in Greece, pre-packaged sweets - biscuit cookies, honey biscuits, candies and candied fruits, which with their aroma tease adults and children.
In Italy, both the New Year and Christmas are recognizedThe most delicious days. Families gather, exchange gifts and remember gay family stories. The Italian table is decorated with fish dishes, ravioli and Milanese cake. There are a lot of fish dishes on the tables, especially in the southern regions of Italy. Believing Italians are present at the Christmas Masses in the cathedrals, the Pope takes Mass in the main cathedral of the Vatican. On the eve of Christmas in cities there are traditional theatrical performances under the name of a den. Actually, the denotes the cave. In the representations the miracle of the appearance of the infant Christ is displayed. Similar speeches are made in schools, churches, and even in the streets.
For Finns, Christmas is no doubt the maincelebration. They prepare for it in advance - decorate the house, clean and buy gifts. Christmas days here begin as early as the first of five Sundays before Christmas. New-year decorations are set on the streets, in shops and public places, concerts are held. Before Christmas Eve, Christmas trees are put in the houses, they are lit with candles. On the streets put sheaves for birds. On Christmas Eve they gather with families, visit cemeteries, lighting high candles on the graves of loved ones. Some families go to worship at five in the evening, others watch it on TV.