Do you know that in Guatemala there’s a “Burn the Devil” tradition to kick off the Christmas season, where people gather to set fire to devil-piñatas? Or that in Sweden, a popular figure in Christmas traditions is the Yule Goat, a rowdy, menacing character who demands gifts? Serbian men traditionally throw grain and corn at a tree, then kiss its bark, before they cut it down to make a Yule Log. And in Japan, a big bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken has become the classic Christmas Day feast.
These and many other global Christmas traditions are featured here in this delightful little book. From decorations and activities to feasts and special treats, there’s a wide range of both lovely and unusual traditions from around the globe.