Everyone loves Christmas, people from all around the world. The merry festival with Santa Claus and held on December 25th... except for in Ethiopia, because they celebrate it on January the 7th, eating thick, spicy wat. Wait, what does that even mean?
They celebrate Christmas on the seventh day of January because they follow the Julian Calendar, Not the Georgian Calendar like us. Most Ethiopians fast on the day before Christmas and celebrate it the next day, January 7th. They also eat wat. What's wat? A stew with meat, veggies and eggs!
Mexicans, who have Christmas from the December 12th to January 6th, also play with pinatas.
They are paper-mache objects hung from ceilings and they are filled with candy. The children furiously bash them with a stick while they are blindfolded. When it breaks, all the kids rush to pick up the treats.
Hungary calls their Christmas Eve Szent-este, and spend the whole evening decorating their tree. They also sometimes do it without their kids, so they can tell them that the angels decorated it. St. Nicholas visits on the sixth of December. Hungarian kids leave their shows out on the windowsill so he can come and fill it up with sweets!
You know what, Christmas sounds really exciting in some countries. I wish I could experience it there!
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