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(Fox News)   The most unusual Christmas traditions from around the World   (foxnews.com) divider line 7
    More: Strange, christmas tradition, christmas, St. Nick  
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6653 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Dec 2012 at 6:34 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-12-20 08:19:41 PM  
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Is 'congregating in a dimly lit chapel at midnight to chant quietly and eat the body and drink the blood of the guy whose birthday it is' on there?
2012-12-20 07:06:21 PM  
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DjangoStonereaver: Came for Zwate Piet.  Not at all surprised he would be included on a list from Fox News.

Leaving satisfied.


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The Austrians aren't the only ones that see Christmas as a time to celebrate the dark side. In the Netherlands, the Dutch add a little fear to their holiday celebrations with Zwarte Piet. In a rather racist custom that has persisted to this day, Zwarte Piet, or Black Peter, is Santa's slave who abducts Dutch children that misbehave, taking them back to Spain, where it is said that Santa and Peter spend their off-season. In a scene many Americans would find shocking, the Dutch dress up as Black Peter, donning black face and Afro wigs, in order to accompany Santa. In response to protests against the racist symbol in recent years, Peter's backstory has changed, with some saying his blackface is merely the result of chimney soot.


Yeah, that is real normal and not racist at all. Oh, right. I forgot some people have a boogeyman and anything Fox News says is automatically incorrect and derpy. FAUX NEWS!
2012-12-20 06:42:57 PM  
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What a traditional Japanese Christmas Tree may look like.
2012-12-20 06:40:06 PM  
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There's also an odd tradition in Sweden where everyone watches a Disney TV show from the late 1950s.
2012-12-20 06:39:43 PM  
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David Sedaris. "6 to 8 black men". If you don't know it, go look it up.
2012-12-20 01:39:55 PM  
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Clicked for the scatological proclivities of Catalonia.

Leaving partly satisfied; they mentioned the caga tio but not the caganer.
2012-12-20 01:27:09 PM  
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"Lying to children about the existance of a morbidly obese man who traverses the entire planet in a single night, while driving a reigndeer-powered sled full of toys" didn't make the list?
 
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