If you are curious about Christmas traditions around the world, this infographic offers information on a variety of European and Asian countries. From furniture store FADS, Weird and Wonderful Christmas Traditions Around the World explains unusual ways people in different countries celebrate Christmas from the Philippines to Slovakia.
Some of these Christmas conventions occur in multiple states, such as the squatting caganer (a mischievous male pooping) appearing in various nativity scenes in France, Italy and Spain. Hiding a gerkin in the tannenbaum may have originated in Germany, but the tradition has carried over to some multicultural nations like Canada where German immigrants have passed on the custom to their families. However, it's probably only the Japanese who associate Christmas Eve with KFC's fried chicken.
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