In the United States, the tradition of Santa Claus is one of the favorites among children, who eagerly await the arrival of this character to receive gifts. Adults also enjoy this tradition by decorating their homes with Christmas lights and decorations. In addition, delicious dishes are prepared to share with family and friends.
In Germany, Santa Claus is a much-loved figure for children, who receive their gifts on Christmas Eve. The tradition also includes the custom of decorating Christmas trees with lights and decorations, as well as the preparation of typical dishes such as apple jam and gingerbread.
In Spain, the tradition of the Three Kings is one of the most popular. Children wake up on January 6 to receive the gifts that the Three Wise Men have left them. This celebration also includes the custom of preparing a special dinner with the most typical dishes of the region such as roast suckling pig, gazpacho or nougat.
Although the celebration of Christmas is different in each country, all share the tradition of gathering with family and friends to share food and gifts. And although this time of year can be a bit stressful for many people, there are many ways to learn English with fun and educational activities that can be done as a family inside or outside the home.
For example, children can create a mountain of gifts and have a competition. The activity consists of stacking the gifts and building a tower as tall and stable as possible. Competition after competition, players must say the words of the tower in English to continue participating. What will be the gift that goes all the way?
Adults can also join in the fun with games in English. For example, doing a Christmas karaoke can be a good way to learn English as a family, or as they would say in France: “apprendre l'anglais en famille”. Each participant must name the name of a Christmas song, movie or event in English for the others to guess.
If you prefer to go outside, you can take excursions and tours in English. In these outings you can visit museums, parks and other tourist places in the country, observing and learning the names of places or historical curiosities. This activity is quite fun and entertaining for both children and adults.
Christmas is a magical time to spend time with family and friends, learning something new while enjoying a few days off. These fun and educational activities can help both adults and children put what they have learned into practice. And the best thing is that they can be celebrated both at home and outside of it.
Just as at Christmas the spirit of union makes us see more clearly that the sides of the globe we are in do not matter but the love we have for each other, it is now the moment to direct our future towards a better future, with happiness , hope and joy. May Christmas cultivate love in us and make us better people.
Christmas celebration by countries:
On these Christmas dates, all the people of the world celebrate one or another tradition, from the most important to the smallest rituals. For many, Christmas means the illusion of an eternal magic that lives in everyone's heart. This ancient holiday has left an indelible mark on our cultures, and countries around the globe decided to adopt and adapt their own traditions to commemorate this special time of the year.
For example, in the United States, Canada and the Nordic countries, the installed tradition is that of Santa Claus, a Christmas figure whose main objective is to distribute gifts on the night of December 25, Christmas Eve. The figure has also become popular in most European countries, where the character was transferred to the place of the Three Kings, known as the "Route of the Three Kings".
Tips for learning English this Christmas:
This year, unable to party, many families decided to stay home and enjoy a fun, useful and educational family vacation. These are some fun and educational activities to practice English at Christmas:
We hope these activities will be useful for children who want to take advantage of the time to learn English this Christmas. Take advantage of the magic of this season to combine fun with learning, enjoy the joy of Christmas.