Christmas Around the World

If it's December, it's time for that familiar topic for reports: Christmas Customs Around the World. Fortunately, the library has a number of resources to help you.

First, of course, you need to find out something about the country you've been assigned to research. The World Book Encyclopedia or The World Almanac are good places to start. Here's where you can find out whether Christmas is even celebrated in your assigned country! The World Almanac (part of Student Edition) and other encyclopedias are also available online at no charge to CRRL card holders.

Next, you'll want to focus on the specific celebrations. Do children leave out their shoes for Santa's reindeer to fill? Do they celebrate with pinatas filled with candy and treats? Do families open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? You can find out by checking the books and Web sites in our Christmas Around the World list.


Photo Credit:

Elektrisch beleuchtete Lichterträger - Engel + Bergmann; gedrechselt, 2014. by By Yvonne Bentele (Own work) CC-BY-SA-4.0, via Wikicommons