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FESTIVE DECORATIONS AROUND THE WORLD – زينة الأعياد حول العالم

FESTIVE DECORATIONS AROUND THE WORLD – زينة الأعياد حول العالم
 

Take a world tour of how different countries prepare for the festive season
 

 

 

Almasalla, ATP News-  Trees covered in tinsel and baubles. Stockings hanging from the fireplace. Elaborate outdoor light displays popping up all over the neighbourhood.

 

Think of decorating your home for the festive season and at least one of these traditions will likely spring to mind. Yet all over the world, countries celebrating the season have their own set of customs for decorating their homes for the holidays.
 

 

In Mexico, nativity-themed decorations are carved from radishes. In chilly Antarctica, fish heads hang in doorways to replace mistletoe. And in Ghana, palm trees decorated with candles replace traditional Christmas trees to suit the tropical climate.

 

As the festive season approaches, global real estate portal Lamudi takes you on a tour of festive decorations to be found in houses the world over.
 

 

Africa

In Africa, dinners after the church ceremony are prepared on tables out the front of  homes, inviting people’s family and close friends to share a meal together. For this reason, outdoor decorations are more important than the interior. You may see fake snow decorating store fronts in Nairobi, oil palms loaded with bells in Liberia, or palm trees laden with candles in Ghana.
 

 

In Zimbabwe, Christmas is far from being a casual celebration. It is tradition for people to set up their biggest speakers in front of their house and play their favourite music as loud as they can. But don’t expect only Christmas tunes. You will likely hear everything from the latest pop tunes to more traditional African favourites.
 

 

Latin America

Christmas is the most important holiday of the year for most countries in Latin America. Cities are loaded with spectacular, colourful decorations, including lots of fairy lights. In Colombia, December 7 is Dia De Las Velitas (Day of the Little Candles) where the night is spent decorating all public spaces with paper lanterns and candles. Each household lights approximately 100 candles and places them outside their home in honour of the Virgin Mary.
 

 

On December 23, just before Christmas, farming folk in Mexico celebrate Noche de rábanos, or the Festival of the Radishes. They carve the vegetables into human figures, including those from nativity scenes. On Christmas Day, children can be found in Mexican living rooms attempting to and break apart decorated clay piñata using a stick – while blindfolded. Inside are small presents and sweets.
 

 

Asia

Because fir trees are not common in India, mango trees are often decorated instead. In addition, the whole house is decorated with mango leaves in order to brighten up homes. Large star-shaped paper lanterns are also very popular.
 

 

In the Philippines cities shine in colourful lights during the sason. People decorate their homes with buntings, candles and wreaths. The most popular decoration in the Philippines is pah-role. This is a bamboo pole with a bright star on top. The pole represents the guiding star of Bethlehem. People also put numerous Christmas cards in the living room for family and friends.

 

But one of the most original festive traditions comes from Antarctica. With mistletoe being in seriously short supply, residents will often hang up a fish head instead.

 

 

 

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