Come, Let's Feel the

True Spirit of Christmas!

December, 2018
The Master Responds

Christmas is a festival which is widely celebrated all across the globe. It brings along the vibe of endless cheer, joy and positivity. The heavenly atmosphere is felt by all, irrespective of religion, race, caste, or creed. So, how about witnessing some unique ways of celebrating Christmas and enjoying the holidays while traveling?

Here is a list of countries to visit during this holiday season for a blissful experience of different cultures and traditions of Christmas that will give you many memories to cherish.

NEW ZEALAND

Christmas in New Zealand is slightly different. It comes during the summer season here. There are many who celebrate their holidays by spending their time on the beaches and camping. Many towns carry out Santa parades and marches. At midnight, children leave carrots for Santa’s reindeers and pineapple chunks for Santa. Carol singing services are held all around the cities and villages which involves money collection for various charity purposes. New Zealand has its own versions of the carols: "Te Haranui" being one of the most popular ones.

GERMANY

In Germany, the main commercial celebration begins during the advent season. There are candles lit at the beginning of every advent week. This particular tradition is followed in the churches as well. Decorating a Christmas tree is an old tradition practiced since the middle age. During Christmas, families gather around the Christmas tree to read the bible and sing carols. On Christmas Eve, the families exchange gifts. Germany is popular for its Christmas markets that sell varieties of Christmas foods and decoration materials. One should visit Germany during Christmas if he/she is a shopaholic.


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