History of Christmas Traditions

November 24, 2012 | By

Across the world, Christmas is celebrated in a multitude of rich and cherished traditions. Their origins are wonderfully varied, emerging out of cultures and beliefs throughout history. This illustrated timeline, brought to you by Balsam Hill, captures the flow of some of the most popular Christmas traditions and figures and traces their simple lineage from St. Nicholas’ humble beginnings to today.

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History of Christmas Traditions


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  1. We can all agree it’s wonderful to meet around the Christmas or Thanksgiving table with our families and return to some well-known rituals and familiar taste of food. However, there’s not only one kind of holiday traditions. Especially here in Canada or US where so many families consists of people from all corners of the world. They may not be very familiar with our Thanksgiving tradition but they definitely have their own way or at least an idea of celebrating Christmas. Why not to bring to the Christmas board something that everybody loves and enjoys and include holiday rituals that may be interesting and inspiring to us all?