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Project Christmas in Canada made by Nastya Andreeva Form 8 B 2011
Christmas in Canada is celebrated in much the same way as it is in other Western countries. December 25th is the official holiday. Many people also take day off on the afternoon of the 24th and Boxing Day on the 26th.
Christmas in Canada, on December 25, is when friends and family gather at home to eat and open presents. December 24th, Christmas Eve, is the last chance to do Christmas shopping, with most stores staying open until 5 or 6 pm.
Ireland has given the custom of decoration of the streets with lighting The tradition to decorate Christmas-tree has come from Germany. The tradition to give Christmas postcards has come from Britain
Santa Claus has come from the USA.
In Canada the traditional Christmas dinner is roast turkey with vegetables and sauces. For dessert it is rich, fruity Christmas pudding with sauce.
For the English Canadians, the Christmas traditions of Canada feasts usually include a roast goose or beef and plum pudding.
Boxing Day on the 26th of December is an old tradition, nowadays connected with giving presents packed into nice boxes to family members.