terça-feira, dezembro 25, 2007

The World Says Merry Christmas...

The World Says Merry Christmas...
China (Kung His Hsin Nien Bing Chu Shen Tan!): There's nothing like a gigantic ice sculpture to remind the Chinese that Christmas is coming. Chinese Christians have adopted traditions from the West—they light their homes with paper lanterns and decorate their Tree of Light with paper chains and paper flowers. Children hang stockings in anticipation of a visit by Dun Che Lao Ren (Old Man Christmas).
New Zealand (Kia Orana e Kia Manuia Rava i Teia Kiritimeti e Te Mataiti Ou!): No snow? No problem! Maori and English traditions have blended to create new celebrations for New Zealand, which is the first country immediately west of the International Date Line. Thus, it is the first spot on earth where Christmas arrives. One of the area’s original traditions is using the pohutukawa, a red-blossomed tree that grows in coastal areas, as a Christmas tree.
Brazil (Boas Festas!): Presépios (Nativity scenes) were introduced to Brazil in the 17th century in the city of Olinda, and they are proudly displayed in the northeast. This time of year the folk play Los Pastores (The Shepherds) is a big draw; the plot involves a gypsy trying to kidnap the Christ child. According to legend, Papai Noel (Father Noel) lives in Greenland, and when he visits Brazil to deliver gifts, he wears silk clothing to beat the heat; after all, the equator crosses Brazil.
India (Shubh Bada Din!): Though Hindus and Muslims make up the population's majority, Christmas is a national holiday in India and is marked with great festivity. The British influence from the days before India gained independence brought the notion of gift exchanges and giving baksheesh (charitable gifts) to the poor. Sweets, with coconut predominating, preserve the idea of spreading joy and sweetness through the year.
Poland (Boze Narodzenie!): The annual Krakow Nativity Scene Competition shows off szopka, which are unlike any other Nativity scenes; these are based on historic buildings in the city, and often a manger scene lies on the second floor of the work. Tradition demands patience in this land: Polish people bring a cherry-tree branch inside, and if it blooms for Christmas, it means good luck and an early spring. Then, after a 24-hour fast, their Christmas feast can begin—but only when the first star of the night appears.
Russia (Hristos Razdajetsja!): Through revolution, war and communist rule, Russians' Christmas traditions were never fully suppressed, and now they are joyful. The feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated, Babouschka brings gifts for the children, and the Eastern Orthodox Church is the focus of religious events. A sleigh ride on the frozen Yenisey River in Siberia is the perfect prelude to Christmas Eve dinner, which features a special porridge, kutya, which symbolizes hope, happiness and untroubled rest.
Peru (Sumaj Kausay Kachun Navidad Ch'sisipi!): Quechua still is spoken in Peru, where Christmas rituals are heavily influenced by European ways. Holiday time is marked by bustling markets, where many families buy pieces for their Nativity scenes and tanta wawas (child bread). On Christmas Eve, musicians in masks stroll the streets, and groups of revelers and dancers mingle with religious processions. Many people attend midnight Mass, after which the celebrations continue.
England (Happy Christmas!): Drawing on traditions predating the Christian era, the British hang greens—a reminder that spring will return. Father Christmas leaves gifts under elaborately decorated trees and fills children's stockings. Boxing Day (Dec. 26), was traditionally the day that the alms boxes at churches were opened and the contents distributed to the poor; it remains a day for giving.
United States (Merry Christmas!): In such a diverse nation with many traditions and rituals, the season might begin with the Christmas tree and the corresponding generations-old outing to cut down or select the evergreen of your choice. Shoppers crowd city streets, where window displays and decorations of greens and lights are as much an attraction as crossing off the last gift on that shopping list. And on the night before Christmas, perhaps after a church service, the young sleep, as visions of Santa Claus dance in their heads.


Don’t worry your language or where you leave, I wish all of you the same:
Não me importa o seu idioma, ou onde você está. O meu desejo é o mesmo:
Alemanha: Fröhliche Weihnachten
Bélgica: Zalige Kertfeest
Brasil: Feliz Natal
Catalão: Bon Nadal
Croácia: Sretan Bozic
Dinamarca: Glaedelig Jul
Eslovênia: Srecen Bozic
Hispanoamérica: Felices Pascuas, Feliz Navidad
Estados Unidos da América: Merry Christmas
Inglaterra: Happy Christmas
Finlândia: Hauskaa Joulua
França: Joyeux Noel
Grécia: Eftihismena Christougenna
Irlanda: Nodlig mhaith chugnat
Itália: Buon Natale
México: Feliz Navidad
Holanda: Hartelijke Kerstroeten
Noruega: Gledelig Jul
Polônia: Boze Narodzenie
Portugal: Boas Festas
Suécia: God Jul
Tailândia: Sawadee Pee mai

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33 Comments:

At 25/12/07 23:16, Blogger Mãe e filho said...

Que bela informação nos mostras. Não apenas de como é comemorado o Natal ou o k significa em vários cantos do mundo, mas também que independente da lingua o desejo é sempre o mesmo. Gostei imenso. Bjs

 
At 25/12/07 23:25, Blogger Kalinka said...

Este foi o meu último post sobre o NATAL - daí que quero assim expressar a todos os/as Amigos/as, visitantes regulares, aos que apenas visitam e não comentam, como aos que deixam sempre alguma palavra Amiga, que...se por acaso não passei nos vossos blogs para vos desejar Festas Felizes, poderei ainda passar até ao dia 6 de Janeiro de 2008 - Dia de Reis, quando oficialmente terminam as Festas.
A minha cabeça anda transtornada por alguns problemas graves e, peço-vos que me desculpem; também estive 5 dias sem ligação à Internet.

Assim para todos que aqui passam quero expressar os meus votos de um FELIZ NATAL e um BOM ANO DE 2008,sempre na vossa companhia.

 
At 25/12/07 23:40, Blogger Sophiamar said...

O Natal está de saída. Não deixemos que com ele partam a magia,a solidariedade, a amizade que o envolvem. Agarremo-las para o ano inteiro.
Beijinhos

 
At 26/12/07 02:40, Blogger paula barros said...

Que este espírito de natal que nos ronda neste dias seja permanente, que a cada dia seja repleto de luzes, esperança, renascimento, renovação, amor, paz, saúde e por aí vai.
beijos no coração

 
At 26/12/07 06:35, Blogger amigona avó e a neta princesa said...

Natal ou não é sempre altura para te deixar um beijo de amizade...

 
At 26/12/07 12:59, Blogger Andreia do Flautim said...

Espero que tenhas tido um bom Natal!=)

 
At 26/12/07 15:23, Blogger rouxinol de Bernardim said...

Olá Kalinka!

Feliz Natal em todos os aspectos... e... já agora, em todas as línguas!

 
At 26/12/07 15:29, Blogger Dan said...

Ola Kalinka

Thanks for visiting my blog and thank you for your kind and encouraging comments. Your post today is wonderful. I love this time of year and it renews my appreciation of what God has done throught Jesus. God bless you and merry Christmas to you and your family!

 
At 26/12/07 15:38, Blogger happyone said...

Merry Christmas to you too. Thanks for stopping by.

 
At 26/12/07 17:58, Blogger O Guardião said...

Grande recolha que temos por estas bandas. Sempre ajuda a perceber as diferenças com que se comemora esta data um pouco por todo o lado.
Continuação de Boas Festas
Cumps

 
At 26/12/07 18:25, Blogger Andrea said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoyed the interesting facts about Christmas in different countries you posted today. We do put up a Christmas tree but since I am allergic to cedar we always put up an artificial tree.

 
At 26/12/07 18:52, Blogger oldmanlincoln said...

Lovely post. Christmas in different countries is truly amazing.

Thanks for commenting on my blog and for your visits.

 
At 26/12/07 19:58, Blogger Mike said...

Merry Christmas to you!
This I Do...
Quick Snap

 
At 26/12/07 20:06, Blogger Laura Lara said...

Ouvi a tua mensagem. Não tenho o teu número de telefone nem o teu e-mail.
Boas Festas, Kalinka!
Beijinhos sempre beirenses

 
At 26/12/07 21:03, Blogger rosa dourada/ondina azul said...

Para ti,
Boas Festas
e
Feliz Ano Novo !!!


Beijinho,

 
At 26/12/07 21:47, Blogger Sally said...

A delightful trip around the world.

 
At 26/12/07 22:53, Blogger Ana F. said...

Sorry...mas nao tou com pachorra para ler o texto!

Só vim aqui desejar um excelente 2008 cheio de sucessos!

Beijos

 
At 27/12/07 07:15, Blogger samrina said...

Hi Kalinka,

Merry, merry Christmas to you n all around you, hope you r having a great time dear :)

Thanks for your visit at my blog n your sweet words there, hope to see you around :)

Take care

 
At 27/12/07 12:57, Blogger Papoila said...

Boas Festas ... Português Claro.
Adorei a foto das pinhas ... lindas

Beijos e Bom ANO
BF

 
At 27/12/07 13:37, Blogger Raghu Ram Prasad said...

Nicely explained about christmas festival in all countries...HAPPY NEW YEAR MY DEAR...

 
At 27/12/07 14:40, Blogger s.H.a.S.h.I said...

hey kalinka.... a merry merry christmas and a hapy happy new year to u too... sure do come to india... lemme knw the itenary.. i can help u wid some good tourist places.. tc..

 
At 27/12/07 17:10, Blogger GarçaReal said...

Boas Festas.
Que o 2008 que já espreita te traga a realização de um sonho que há muito anseies.

Beijinho grande de carinho

 
At 27/12/07 18:10, Blogger Je Vois la Vie en Vert said...

Na Bélgica, diz-se : Zalig Kerstfeest (falta um -s no teu texto) e Joyeux Noël porque também fala-se francês.
Desejo-te um Feliz Ano Novo, Gelukkig Nieuwjaar e Bonne Année !
Beijinhos verdinhos

 
At 27/12/07 18:59, Blogger peciscas said...

Espero que o teu Natal tenha sido o melhor possível e que 2008 te traga tudo o que de melhor desejares.

 
At 27/12/07 21:34, Blogger Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kalinka,
Thanks for the fantastic English post. You said it all. Thanks for explaining the Christmas tradition in different countries. Congratulations for your meticulous research. Thanks too for visiting my blog and for your warm Christmas greetings. May you and your family enjoy the best of the holiday seasons. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. May the New Year bring you love, joy, peace, harmony and prosperity throughout the entire year. God bless and have a wonderful and pleasant day in beautiful Portugal.

 
At 27/12/07 21:46, Blogger quintarantino said...

olha... gostei... espero que tenhas tido um Feliz Natal...

 
At 27/12/07 22:43, Blogger Gata Verde said...

Vim desejar-te um ano muito bom.

Beijinhos e FELIZ 2008!!!

 
At 28/12/07 01:49, Blogger O Profeta said...

Olhos abertos de espanto
A esperança renovada
Há um novo ano que anuncia
Os passos da felicidade na sua chegada

E porque gosto de ti
Companheira de viagem
Que a minha companhia
Não seja uma miragem

E porque tocaste o profeta
Com a delicadeza da tua terna mão
No abrir das minhas portas
Ilumino teu coração


Um mágico 2008


Um beijo da luz

 
At 28/12/07 10:22, Blogger NETMITO said...

ESCUTA O SOM MAIS PURO DA TUA VOZ...

Boas festas:)

 
At 28/12/07 12:04, Blogger Paula Raposo said...

Um bonito post!! Bom ano para ti e todos os teus. Beijos.

 
At 28/12/07 14:47, Blogger Noushy Syah said...

HI Kalinka

Blog hopping via Mel's blog. This is gr8 info abt x-mas in many languages.I'm glad that you have English & England as well..thanks my dear.

Do visit my blog when you're free,
Wishing you with joyous holiday season and happy new year!

 
At 11/1/08 14:28, Blogger Z said...

Thank you for your visit and comment on my Villigen blog. I'm sorry I don't understand Portugese so can't comment on your posts. :-(

Anyway, a happy and healthy 2008 to you!

 
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