Christmas Traditions From Around the World

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Although the Christmas holiday season is typically known for its wintry weather, carolers and tasty treats, not all Christmas traditions around the world are one in the same.

Broom Stealing

Like many other places in the world, Norway celebrates Christmas Eve with a big dinner and the opening of presents, however what differentiates the country is what households do after the commotion. At the conclusion of the night, all the brooms in the house are hidden.

It is a long-lasting belief that on the night of the holiday evil spirits would come out and steal brooms from families and proceed to ride them around in the sky. So, as a result all the broomsticks are hidden due to superstition.

Read below for a list of 10 holiday customs from around the globe.

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