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Christmas Season Celebrations in Australia     View
Learn how Christmas is celebrated in Australia, where Christmas comes at the beginning of summer. Topics include where Australians spend Christmas (often out of doors, such as at a beach or camping), how "many people no longer serve a traditiona ...
http://culture.gov.au/articles/christmas/

Christmas Traditions     View
Website for the Christmas Traditions festival held in historic St. Charles, Missouri. In the "Christmas History" section find brief background about Christmas characters and traditions such as Kris Kringle, Père Noël, Saint Nichol ...
http://www.stcharleschristmas.com/

Exhibit: Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf     View
This small exhibit contains images of winter holiday traditions and decorations in Maine, including a circa-1920 Christmas pageant, a parachuting man dressed as Santa Claus, and Santa with a Rubik's Cube puzzle. From the Maine Memory Network, a proje ...
http://www.mainememory.net/bin/Features?t=fp&feat=78&supst=Exhibits

Holiday Traditions     View
A guide to winter holiday traditions from around the world. The site mainly addresses Christmas greetings, decorations, and related traditions. Browsable by country. Also includes brief information about holidays that celebrate light or enlightenment ...
http://www.msichicago.org/scrapbook/scrapbook_exhibits/catw2004/holiday_traditions.html

Christmas Traditions in France and Canada     View
Historical background on the "social and communal customs, family celebrations and religious ceremonies" of Christmas as they evolved from the Middle Ages to modern day France and Canada is explored at this site. Available in English and Fr ...
http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Noel/angl/

Christmas Little Women Style: Celebrate Christmas Like the March Girls in Alcott???s Novel     View
This article describes how to celebrate a less commercial Christmas in the manner of the March girls in Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women." Topics discussed include giving up a personal self-indulgence in order to give to a loved one, ...
http://americanfiction.suite101.com/article.cfm/christmas_like_little_women

Christmas Markets in Germany     View
"This brochure presents a cross-section of typical and popular [Christmas] markets all over Germany, from Flensburg in the far north to Constance in the south, and between Aachen in the west and Bautzen in the east." Includes images and des ...
http://www.germany-tourism.de/ENG/culture_and_events/christmas_markets.htm

Christmas in Mexico Cultural Articles     View
Collection of articles about the celebration of Christmas and other December and January holidays in Mexico. Topics include Our Lady of Guadalupe Day on December 12, the first of nine posadas held on December 16, and Three Kings Day on January 6. Als ...
http://www.inside-mexico.com/christmasinmexicoarticles.htm

A Victorian Christmas     View
This attractive site features Victorian Christmas cards and illustrations, accompanied by Victorian-era excerpts from the Illustrated London News to capture the essence of a Victorian Christmas. The festivities depicted in the illustrations include s ...
http://www.scrapalbum.com/vxhome.htm

St. Fagans National History Museum: Frequently Asked Questions     View
This site addresses questions about Welsh history and heritage, including national dress, national emblems (such as the red dragon, leek, and daffodil), St. Dwynwen's Day (the January 25 celebration of the patron saint of friendship and love), St. Da ...
http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/271/

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