The Bizarre Ways People Celebrate Christmas Around The World

We’re used to our Christmas traditions here in America. We cut down a tree, bring it into our house, and put lights on it. Also, we’re totally okay with a man we’ve never seen or met secretly climbing into our houses through the chimney. We eat gingerbread for some reason. You know, normal stuff.

But to an outsider, al of that stuff may seem a bit strange. Just like the way other countries celebrate Christmas may seem strange to you. Keep reading to learn about all of the bizarre Christmas traditions from around the world.


Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The weather is warm outside in Argentina during Christmas time, so people celebrate the holidays outside.

People eat their main Christmas meal on Christmas Eve pretty late at night at 10 or 11 PM. Popular Argentinian Christmas dishes include roasted turkey, roasted pork (in northern Argentina, some people will have goat), ‘vitel toné’ (slices of veal served with a creamy anchovy and tuna sauce), stuffed tomatoes, salads, and lots of different sandwiches like ‘pan de atun’ (special tuna sandwiches), ‘sandwiches de miga’ (sandwiches made of thin white bread without the crusts) and ‘torre de panqueques’ (a sandwich ‘cake’ made from several layers of tortillas with different fillings).