Christmas Traditions in Canada

Christmas in Canada is celebrated much the same as it is in the United States. There are some differences that we will show below. One major difference is that Boxing Day is celebrated the day after Christmas. Here is how the country celebrates.

Decorations – Christmas trees and lights are amongst the most popular of decorations, much like their neighbors to the south. Throughout the country, there are countless contests for people to light up their houses.

Food – The traditional Christmas Day meal is typically like that of what is eaten in America on Thanksgiving. Canada also has the third largest Ukranian population in the world, so there is a huge 12 Meal Dishes.

Christmas Eve – Some families open all of their presents on Christmas Eve.

Traditions – It is still very popular for people in Canada to send Christmas cards out. Skiing is a popular pastime on Christmas. The tradition of mummering is popular in northern parts of the country. People go door to door, and it is a way to know your neighbors and enjoy the holiday season with them.

Santa – Santa is a big figure during the holidays in Canada. In fact, parents encourage their children to be proud of the fact that Santa is from Canada, being close in proximity to the North Pole.

Media – There is a massive Santa parade, in fact the biggest in the world. It usually takes place the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

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