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20 of the oldest traditions in America that are still carried out today

Thanksgiving, Mardi Gras, and Fourth of July traditions have been around for hundreds of years. Customs surrounding the presidency, such as the turkey pardoning, are also some of America’s oldest. The United States also has some stranger cultural institutions, like competitive-eating contests. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The United […]
20 of the oldest traditions in America that are still carried out today
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15 quirky British Christmas traditions Americans may have never heard of

Christmas traditions in America and in the UK vary greatly. Every Christmas, Brits love to watch pantomimes and meet their school friends down at the pub. They eat Yorkshire puddings, mince pies, Christmas pudding, and Christmas cake. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories . From pantomimes to Christmas pudding and […]
15 quirky British Christmas traditions Americans may have never heard of
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The fascinating history behind 16 common Christmas traditions

Christmas is a holiday full of traditions. From using an advent calendar to eating fruitcake, these traditions have origins all over the world. Many of today’s most popular Christmas traditions date back to ancient times. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. From counting down the days of December with an […]
The fascinating history behind 16 common Christmas traditions
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21 photos that show how Christmas is celebrated around the world

People who celebrate Christmas don’t have all of the same traditions around the world. In Japan, a bucket of KFC fried chicken has become a holiday staple. Christmas Eve in Finland can involve going to the sauna with your whole family. Although people in many countries exchange gifts around the […]
21 photos that show how Christmas is celebrated around the world
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Christmas Eve traditions in 12 different countries around the world

Christmas Eve traditions vary widely around the world. Russians traditionally fast until evening on Christmas Eve. In Germany, it’s tradition for people to eat potato salad and sausages on Christmas Eve. Everyone has their own ChristmasEve traditions, whether it’s making cookies to leave out for Santa or having a feast […]
Christmas Eve traditions in 12 different countries around the world
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9 UK Christmas traditions that probably confuse Americans

There are some Christmas traditions in the UK that might confuse people from the US. Some folks in the UK celebrate Christmas with pantomime, a campy, family-friendly theatre show. Christmas pudding, a popular holiday dessert in the UK, is probably unfamiliar to most Americans. It’s tradition to take down Christmas […]
9 UK Christmas traditions that probably confuse Americans
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5 of the most unusual Christmas traditions in the US

Every country has its own Christmas traditions. The US is no different – and there are plenty of American traditions that might baffle the rest of the world. From from hiding a pickle ornament to drinking eggs, we’ve found some of the most interesting American Christmas traditions. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
5 of the most unusual Christmas traditions in the US
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20 ways to make this the most festive Christmas ever

Christmas is one of the best times of year. The holiday season is full of traditions, which is part of what makes Christmas so special. For example, Christmas Day isn’t complete without sipping hot chocolate in festive pajamas. Watching holiday movies is another must-do Christmas activity. Whether you’re staying home […]
20 ways to make this the most festive Christmas ever
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The most unusual Christmas tradition in every state

Christmas traditions vary depending on weather, culture, or location. Minnesota has a large population of Scandinavian people, so they celebrate with lutefisk, a traditional Nordic food. In New Mexico, wreaths are often made up of dried chiles. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Christmas is celebrated very differently throughout the […]
The most unusual Christmas tradition in every state