You may be seeing a more ‘woke’ Santa this Christmas
Sweden: ‘God Jul!’ Finland: ‘Hyvää Joulua!’ Norway: ‘Gledelig Jul!’ Germany: ‘Froehliche Weihnachten!’ Mexico: ‘Feliz Navidad!’ England: ‘Happy Christmas!’ France: ‘Joyeux Noël!’ Italy: ‘Buon Natale!’
Santa Claus is com~ing to town. Have you started turning on your favourite Christmas tunes, whether it’s jazz, pop, classic / oldies? Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas or Kris Kringle, has a long history going back to the 3rd century. In recent years, there has been a movement to broaden traditional depictions of Santa Claus such as Pancho Claus from the South Pole, Black and Asian Santas, Sensory Santas for kids with special needs or Santa in a LGBTQ2+ relationship. CNN has the full story.
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To Folks Who Observe Holidays That Aren’t Christmas, Please Share Your Favorite Family Traditions For These Celebrations
There are such diverse Christmas traditions around the world. Sweden: ‘God Jul!’ Finland: ‘Hyvää Joulua!’ Norway: ‘Gledelig Jul!’ Germany: ‘Froehliche Weihnachten!’ Mexico: ‘Feliz Navidad!’ England: ‘Happy Christmas!’ France: ‘Joyeux Noël!’ Italy: ‘Buon Natale!’ Greece: ‘Kala Christouyenna!’ And you’re right – there are other holidays that many celebrate during December that aren’t Christmas. Families gather for Hanukkah and light the menorah. You may be celebrating African American culture for Kwanzaa. Yahoo Finance shares more.
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