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7 unusual Christmas traditions followed across the world

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Here are some of the unusual Christmas traditions people follow around the world
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Venezuela

Roller skating to Mass on Christmas eve is normal for those staying in Venezuela. It is one of the unique christmas traditions of the world.Police cordon off the streets to allow skaters to reach church safely. On their way to church the merrymakers nudge kids to join them too.


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Ireland

Citizens of the Emerald Isle follow the unique tradition of going for a morning splash into the sea. Swimmers submerge themselves into icy waters and it's all done for charity


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Finland

Free christmas sauna marks christmas celebrations in Helsinki. This unique tradition takes place in the middle of Helsinki in the city hall courtyard. It is free and easy access to a 'wood burning' christmas sauna during two weeks in December.


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Japan

No turkey dinner for the Japanese. They like to head to the nearest KFC outlet to celebrate christmas. Back in the '70s the brand launched a marketing campaign and ever since the festival is connected to KFC

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Portugal

In Portugal, families set extra plates on the dining table for Christmas morning. They are meant for the deceased in the family and bring good luck.

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Russia

Christmas in Russia is celebrated on January 7. They have a meatless christmas eve in Russia. It includes 12 dishes representing the 12 apostles.


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Brazil

In Brazil, people get double their salaries in the month of December which is called the 13th salary.