5 Strange Christmas Traditions Around The Globe

Christmas is time for celebrations.  However, traditions differ. From scary to fun, we take a look at the weirdest celebrations around the globe

1) Austria

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Have you been naughty? Beware and hide from the Krampus, a mythical half-goat, half-demon like creature that is said to punish naughty kids and adults alike. But, thousands gather on the streets to participate in the Krampus Parade. 

2) Norway

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Evil spirits – especially, witches, in particular, come out during this time. So, the people here hide their brooms. 

3) Italy

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La Befana is the kind friendly witch who goes around giving gifts to the children during Christmas. And there is a La Befana 

4) Germany

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In the olden days, they used to hide a pickle on the branches of the Christmas Tree. The child who finds it first gets a special gift. 

5)Iceland

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Jólakötturinn or the Yule Cat is not a cute pet cat but a monster from the Icelandic folklore. This big, bad kitty is supposed to lurk the snowy countryside and eat up people who do not dress up properly during Christmas.