Christmas comes but once a year, and when it does, the festive experience looks very different depending on which country you are in. Everything from the food to the decorations right down to the guy who gives out the presents will vary depending on if you are in France, Finland or Italy.
Did you know that in Finland people roll around in the snow on Christmas Day before hitting the sauna? Or that, in Norway, if you find an almond in your bowl of julegrøt (Christmas porridge), you will win a marzipan pig? Or that in the Netherlands Santa doesn’t arrive by sleigh but on a steamboat from Spain?
If the answer is no to any of the above, or if you are simply as interested in the cultural differences around the world as I am, then you might want to check out this interactive Christmas infographic from Expedia.co.uk.
It shows the various customs and traditions around Europe, giving you a glimpse into a typical living room in each country. Click on the objects in each room to discover the festive foods, decorations and celebrations that make every Christmas unique. You can even learn how to say “Merry Christmas” in thirteen different languages! So click the link pic below and enjoy learning the Diverse Christmas Traditions of Europe!
Click on the map to start your adventure now: