Christmas 2021 : How is the festival celebrated across the globe

Xmas 2021

December 24, 2021

Glittering pine trees, Santa Claus and stockings are part of many people’s ideas of Christmas, but the holiday can look vastly different around the globe

England begins preparing for Christmas as early as mid of November. People decorate and collect donations from visitors for charity


Croatians also celebrate St. Nicholas Day in early December, whereby children leave their shoes out, expecting St. Nick to leave them candies and small gifts


They celebrate with Donald Duck too. Last year, more than 4.5 million people (half of  their population) watched the 1958 Disney special “From All of Us to All of You,”


Despite only 2.4% of the population being Christian, Christmas is a national holiday in India. Santa Claus appearances and celebrations in schools are common across the country.


Christmas in Mexico is marked by large parades with colorful floats and costumes, candy-filled pinatas and nativity scenes. Part of most popular customs "Las Posadas"


Simbang Gabi (tradition) where people wake up before dawn  for nine days from Dec. 16 to 24 . Also, for many Christmas is incomplete without lechon, a whole crispy-skinned roasted pig


Christmas is a time for migration for many in Kenya. Many people travel to their hometowns and villages to reunite with their families.


Each of our five Antarctic research stations celebrates Christmas in their own way, dependent on the weather and despite the festivities ,research continues


According to NASA’s website, astronauts aboard the International Space Center have celebrated Christmas, Hanukah and New Years for the past 21 years

INternational space station