Christmas Around the World
Christmas is celebrated all around the world. But there are a lot of differences in how people do it. Differences in what they feel, differences in climates, differences in belief.
So how is Christmas celebrated around the world.
This is what Wikipedia has to ay about Christmas in the Netherlands: Sinterklaasavond (St. Nicholas evening) remains more important in the Netherlands than Christmas, although in recent years, the Dutch have started to celebrate Christmas Eve with Santa as well.
This sparks minor controversy each year over when it is "appropriate" to start celebrating Christmas, with shopkeepers preferring to start the lucrative Christmas season immediately after Sinterklaasavond (sometimes putting up decorations even earlier) while others argue that the "foreign" and "commercial" Christmas impinges too much on the traditional Sinterklaas celebrations. Considering the ancestry of Santa Claus, it has truly been said that Sinterklaas is in competition with himself here.