Happy Nicolaus! 🎅🏼
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Christmas Rituals around the Globe 🌍
We asked you about your holiday rituals and traditions, and today we'd like to share some of the customs of our fellow courier-colleagues! 💙
In Kerala, a state in south India, Christmas is said to be a part of our culture, where people from all religions gathered together and celebrate the birth of Jesus. It also gives a message of unity. Most of the people make cribs in front of their houses. In the evening, the Christian families invite others to their home for dinner and serve a great feast. Later in the evening, children dress up as Santa Claus and dance in front of every home with rolls and drums.
Baking is one of the beautiful moment where family members come together and prepare cakes. Special prayers are held in church services, where most people participate. Therefore, Christmas is also a celebration of communal harmony and social wellness.
- Aghil R., courier in Cologne
I am from Rwanda and in my country Christmas is something that was brought by colonization, and it’s not really part of our culture. Through colonization and a lot of “evangelization” mission, nowadays, the majority of the population is Christian, so people celebrate Christmas. But it is very different to the traditions here in Europe or other countries. We don't have Christmas trees with gifts under it.
In Rwanda Christmas is taken to it’s core significance which is the birth of Christ, therefore people go to church on the 25th and then usually meet with family or neighbors to have a great meal.
- Léon N., courier in Cologne
“Gëzuar Krishtlindjet” is the Albanian version of "Merry Christmas." Feel free to greet the locals with it when you pass by them during your holiday shopping. Like many European, Christians in Albania traditionally attend a midnight mass on Christmas Eve. They send out Christmas cards, go to markets, and open gifts from Babagjyshi i Vitit te Ri. However, you might not come by a Christmas tree unless you visit the one stationed in Tirana, the capital city. While the region has recently warmed up to the idea of a stuffed turkey, the feast that evening is typically one without meat. It is very common to eat fish, vegetables, and beans. Baklava is a common dessert.
- Andrit M., courier in Frankfurt
How do you say holiday greetings in your mother tongue? 🗯
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