November 24th, 2007christmas customs in Europe
I was looking for Christmas events in other parts of Europe to compare if they have different or the same practices as here in Czech Republic. It seems that the Christmas market is common to most European countries and cities including London. Lining in the streets outside different buildings and hotels in London, these small stalls offer arts and crafts, decorations and tokens for the holidays. Of course stalls selling food and drinks are ever-present for the hungry shoppers.
Other common practices are the gift-giving during Christmas, decking the house with decors, holding special concerts in wide open spaces and lighting of giant Christmas trees in the city’s center just to name a few.
The same practices are also being observed in other continents and most of all in my home country, the Philippines. The only difference is that it’s dark and cold here while back home, it’s not as cold but definitely bright because of the flickering and colorful lights adorned in every houses and buildings.
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