Christmas traditions around the world

It’s that time of the year — Christmas is all set to arrive and it does so with its traditions and customs across the world.

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A revitalizing tradition

Did you know that many homes in Finland come equipped with their own saunas? A sauna plays an important role at Christmas here. This warm spot is considered sacred and is seen as the home of the legendary sauna elf. On Christmas Eve, people take a long and refreshing dip in the sauna before proceeding with the celebrations.

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Rama Ramesh

Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.
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