There are many Christmas traditions from around the world, such as the Austrian tradition of Krampus, the Christmas devil that attacks disobedient children. Germany has several interesting traditions, such as children le... More »

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Halloween, with its roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain, is one of the oldest holidays in the world. While not all countries share the U.S. traditions of wearing costumes, trick or treating, and carving jack-o’-lante... More »

Kwanzaa is celebrated by Africans and African Americans around the world. It was founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, and it honors African culture through celebrations like songs, food and dance. More »

Christmas traditions in Italy can vary from region to region but are often characterised by celebrations that take place over several weeks ending on the day of Epiphany. Many Italians observe the Catholic traditions of ... More »

Christmas is a major holiday in Italy with many unique customs, traditions and celebrations that vary from by region. The Christmas season kicks off on Dec. 8, on the Day of the Immaculate Conception of Mary with decorat... More »

Christmas in Poland is celebrated in many ways, primarily by observing certain Christmas traditions such as those that occur during Wigilia. Wigilia is the Polish Christmas Eve, when the Christmas season really begins, a... More »

The History of Christmas explains that Christmas is celebrated in Brazil with traditional food and traditions, such as secret friends, folk plays and nativities. For instance, the tradition of the secret friend or "amigo... More »