Culture, traditions, customs
Residents of Cyprus are very proud of their cultural heritage, which stretches back more than 9000 years. On the island there are many traditions and customs. However, Cyprus is today…

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Wild Bactrian camel of Central Asia: habitat, biological features and problems of conservation
Prepared by a team of Russian and Mongolian scientists the monograph introduces the reader to a unique representative of the world fauna – wild Bactrian camel (Hautacam), living in the…

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Christmas traditions around the world

New year – the international celebration, which is in a particular key definitely is celebrated with various traditions all over the world. Every country, nationality and region has its own peculiarities of celebrating the New year that seem interesting to others, and sometimes even very strange.

Features of the Christmas traditions of Europe

Each European country has its own interesting customs of celebrating this holiday. For example, in Germany it is believed that the long-awaited Santa Claus comes to visit German children on a donkey. That is why before you go to bed on Christmas night, the local children put on the table a plate for gifts, and in your shoes puts hay to feed the donkey and to thank him for what he brought Santa. Here are some interesting new year traditions in Germany.

Italy – the country is also unusual in terms of their traditions. Here, Santa Claus is called Babb Natal, just waiting for him to visit the children. In addition, in this country there is an opinion that in New year you need to join, freed from the burden of old things. Therefore, it is a festive night from the Windows of Italian houses onto the pavements fly all the unnecessary things. The Italians believe that their place must come new.

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