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10 Christmas Traditions Around the World



ZooLab animals come from around the world! Let's look at how other countries celebrate the Christmas season.


1) The Christmas Bram


Belizeans have their version of carolling! The Christmas Bram is when people spread Christmas cheer by going door to door, dancing and singing to Brokdong music.


2) Polaznik


Like Scotland's New Year's Day tradition of first footing, the first person to enter a Montenegrin's house on Christmas morning must be male. He is known as the polaznik and is symbolic of the three wise men; it is said that he brings luck and wealth into the home.


3) Dadabe Noely


In Madagascar, Santa Claus is called 'Dadabe Noely', which means Grandfather Christmas.


4) Nollaig na mBan


The 6th January in Ireland is Nollaig na mBan, Women's Christmas. Traditionally, on the this day men would take over the household duties to allow the women to see friends and relax as a thank you for all their hard work over the festive period.