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Which one of you ever thought that preparing for Christmas was a piece of cake? If you want to have a great time for Christmas, let me take you with me to Canada, also known as the country of Caribous. Come and discover how Christmas is celebrated there,  as a mix of different cultures: French, Irish, German or British…

In addition with the many choirs that are singing a little bit everywhere in the cities of this federal State, Christmas also comes with huge and splendid decorations for houses and Christmas trees, as well as a lot of gifts. Greeting cards are also shared. One tradition, specific to the Canadian culture is to offer and donate gifts. This tradition is full of value and meaning, on the one hand for the person which gives the gift, and on the other hand for the person receiving the gift. These gifts are often found in houses serving as decoration items.

Merry Christmas!

Canadian singles or even foreigners ones will be happy to spend Christmas in Northern Canada. The “Sink Tuck” festival is held there every Winter. While keeping the gifts tradition, various dance shows are organized all night long to celebrate Christmas and single ladies can meet single men. This tradition finds its origin in Ste-Catherine, who is the region’s patron saint.

In Nova Scotia for instance, Christmas is celebrated with songs. Gifts such as “belsnickels” (little chaps, often farmers) are offered and mummers go up and down the region in order to offer candies to children and sing songs more than 200 years-old.

In Montreal, Christmas is marked by Santa Claus parade in malls. Before going home to a yummy meal and family, children can first admire Santa Claus in his tank.

To conclude, Christmas is really worth experiencing in Canada, for those who celebrate the religious holiday as well as those who just want to spend some time sharing unforgettable moments with family.

Moan’Phisémy

Canadian traditions

Newfoundland Mummers

A Blog about Christmas in Canada

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