Three Kings Day in Spain and many other parts of the world is celebrated on January 6th to mark the day on the Christian calendar when the magi brought gifts to the baby Jesus. Today I am thrilled to have Laura from Mommy Maleta sharing the traditions of Spain for this look at Holiday Celebrations Around the World.
As we continue with our Holiday Celebrations Around the World series, I am excited to introduce Mar from Once in a Lifetime Journey sharing her thoughts on the celebration of Caga Tio in Catalunya, Spain. It’s not your typical holiday celebration, but one I definitely wanted to learn more about and share with others. I hope you enjoy Mar’s post as much as I do.
It’s Christmas week and we’re continuing our Holidays Around the World Series by heading down under to see how they celebrate Christmas in Australia. I’m excited to have Paula from Contented Traveller sharing the Australian holiday traditions with us.
This week’s holiday celebrations around the world features a country I know very little about, Ethiopia. Amber from Global Munchkins is sharing the fascinating history of one of the world’s oldest nations. The celebration may be quite different from a traditional western Christmas, but it extremely festive in its own way.
As we continue with our Holiday Celebrations Around the World Series, we have Jen from Word Traveling sharing her thoughts on Christmas in Germany. Since we just returned from two weeks exploring the Christmas markets in Germany, I am happy Jen is sharing some of the background and history that surrounds the German holiday traditions. We enjoyed strolling the different markets, sampling the lebkuchen and glühwein, and shopping for traditional handicrafts such as wooden ornaments and paper star lanterns. Everything about the experience was magical!
London is one of those fabulous cities I long to return to again and again, so I’m thrilled to have Anna from Four Kids One Mom Guide to London sharing the inside scoop on a traditional Christmas in London! As part of our Holiday Celebrations Around the World, we’re exploring the holidays in different countries. I’m enjoying learning about new cultures and traditions every week and I hope you are too!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to celebrate Christmas in Japan? It’s probably similar and different than what you would expect. In this week’s Holiday Celebrations Around the World series, Caleb from Kids Travel Japan is sharing the history and traditions of this country. I was definitely surprised by some of their traditions and I’m guessing you might be too. Celebrating Christmas in Japan With the exception of New Year, Christmas is perhaps the most celebrated holiday on earth. The Western world has truly spread this December holiday to the ends of the earth and Japan is no exception. However, because Japan doesn’t have a thick and deep history of Christianity, the Japanese adore this celebration in their… [Read More]
Today I am thrilled to have a guest post from Claire of World Traveler in Training. Originally from North Delaware, Claire moved to Germany in February 2012 for a job at the University of Hamburg. Her parents are expats from the UK, so she grew up traveling quite a bit. She occasionally finds herself traveling for work, visiting destinations as varied as Berlin and Kathmandu. When not working, she and her husband try to take long weekends trips across Europe and blog about it along the way. If you haven’t visited her site, head over to World Traveler in Training and check it out. She has some amazing trips, tips, and photos to share.
If you find yourself on the road this holiday season with kids in the back seat, you will want to have some books on board to entertain them along the way. Here are some of our favorite kids books to put your family in the holiday spirit as you make your way to and from your destination. “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” -Hamilton Wright Mabie Books for Younger Children/Read Alouds: Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buena Dream Snow by Eric Carle The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas! by Victoria Kann The Last Christmas Tree by Stephen Kerensky Froggy’s Best… [Read More]
If you’re planning on hitting the road this holiday season with your family, it’s probably a safe bet you will need to have something to entertain the children along the way. Why not pass an hour or two with a classic holiday film? Here are 20 of our favorite family holiday movies we love to watch together.