Canadian Christmas Traditions and their variations
Canadians have some of the most versatile Canadian Christmas traditions festivities in the world. There are different groups settled in the region which make the celebrations variant in nature as well as in tradition. Each of the Canadians groups has different celebrations for their Christmas periods and this is usually based on the originality of the group.
The first major group that is settled in Canada that has its own Canadian Christmas traditions is the English Canadians. Their Canadian Christmas traditions differ from others in all aspects such as different cuisines and trends; they are a community that reverts back to the old age Christmas carols in celebration of the festivity as well as use various decorations to pass the event. The most notable decorations in the period are pine bough and kissing balls which are used in the houses.
The Canadians originating from Germany also have their own kind of Canadian Christmas traditions. They have their decorations in the form of Christmas trees, gingerbread houses, advent calendars as well as olden carols as part of the festivity. The beliefs might be a bit different from most of the other Canadian groups though in general they do have lots in common. The group also has its cuisine for the period as part of their Canadian Christmas traditions, with the stolen and Christmas cookies being some of the most memorable pieces in the practice. The children in this case do not wait for Santa clause, but rather Christkindl who is a messenger from the little Jesus. The community also uses Tannenbaum in their homes for honor.
Other different community groups such as the Ukrainian immigrants also have their own Canadian Christmas traditions and cuisines which they do uphold. They do celebrate the festivity of Saint Philip by having their homes, bodies and souls cleansed in religious terms. The groups may be influenced by the Eastern Orthodox Church which has a fasting on the end of Christmas Eve and has the holly super with twelve dishes, one that is based on the twelve Disciples of Christ and one that has its roots thousands of years ago. With some Canadian Christmas traditions certain comminutes do have religious restricted meals in the festivity.