Advent Calendar Door 14 🤩
Christmas Rituals around the Globe Part 3 🌏
Every holiday has its own customs and traditions. And since we are such an internation team, this time of the year is a great opportunity to share and learn a lot about the variety of our cultures. We received a lot of responses, and you all did a great job of telling us about your traditions! Therefore, we want to share some more of the customs of our fellow courier-colleagues! 💙
An important tradition in Mexico before Christmas are the posadas. They take place on nine nights from December 16th to 24th and commemorate the bible story in which the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph’s search for a place to stay where Jesus could be born. Posadas in Mexico include special songs, hot food, drinks, sweets, music, and piñatas. The celebration begins with a procession in which the participants hold candles and sing Christmas carols. Sometimes there will be individuals who play the parts of Mary and Joseph who lead the way. The procession will make its way to a particular home (a different one each night), where a special song is sung.
- Juan, courier in Stuttgart
In Spain, my home country, we usually prepare the "Belén" at Christmas, which is a representation of the birth of Jesus in the city of Bethlehem. We do it with figures, imitating a miniature town with its houses, and inhabitants such as shepherds and artisans. At Christmas, we always light a candle next to the "Belén" after praying, celebrating the birth of Jesus.
- Ramon, courier in Hanover
Before Christianity, there were always pagan traditions in my country, Lithuania, most of which continue to this day. And the word "Christmas" in Lithuanian has still nothing to do with Christianity. In Lithuania, Bulgaria and Belarus it is called Kaledos.
My favorite is Christmas Eve or Kucios in Lithuanian. The day and especially the evening is meant to be calm, quiet and relaxed. We put some hay on the table and 12 dishes are cooked, because of 12 months (Christians would claim that it is because of 12 helpers for Jesus). The evening is very magical. We do spiritual acts and sing old pre-Christianity folk songs.
- Ovidijus, courier in Cologne
Do you have some kind of pre-holiday celebrations? If yes, what do you do? 🎉
Do you want to potentially have your own story in the blog? Let us know about your festivities and customs in your culture, and you will have the chance to get published here, as well as an additional chance to win a prize!
The competition will take place daily from 01.12.2022 to 24.12.2022 on the Wolt Kurier blog (https://www.wolt.team/blog). You can comment daily under the current blog post to participate in the sweepstakes. Details about the competition can be found here. The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 who lives in Germany. Excluded are persons who have not completed a delivery as Wolt courier in the last three months. The Advent raffle and the winnings granted therefrom represent a voluntary benefit of the employer. A corresponding claim does not arise for the future from the implementation of the raffle. We reserve the right to decide each year whether to hold an Advent raffle and which prizes to offer. This also applies if we hold the raffle repeatedly.