15 Christmas Traditions from Around the World
With Christmas right around the corner, most people have started planning their holiday season down to the last appetizer and glass of punch. Many people enjoy repeating the same traditions year after year, and enjoy the certainty that comes from knowing exactly what will happen when.
However, if you want to mix it up a bit this year, take a look at this list and see if any of these unique Christmas traditions from around world strike your fancy. It’s never too late to incorporate a fun new ritual or tradition into your family’s celebrations.
15. Roller Skating to Church – Venezuela
Every year, people from Caracas, Venezuela, attend early morning mass on Christmas Eve, which is known in Venezuela as Nochebuena, and is considered even more significant than Christmas Day. However, unlike any other place in the world, people in Caracas don’t drive to church – they roller skate.
The streets are closed to cars to make room for people to skate through the city. Children tie a string around their big toe and throw the other end out their bedroom window, so skaters can give it a playful tug as they go by.