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Awesome and Odd Christmas Traditions

Updated: Jan 11, 2021

Internationally, there is an insane amount of amazing, odd, old, and new traditions that are based around Christmas. I have always been fascinated by them, so here are a few odd and awesome Christmas Traditions!

1. In Norway there is a belief that evil spirits arrive on Christmas Eve therefore it is traditional to hide all the brooms in the house before going to bed to prevent witches/evil spirits from coming into one's home. This may be a little bit more of a superstition than a tradition but, in my opinion, it's still interesting.

2. There is an interesting tradition for unmarried Czech women to figure out whether or not they will be married by the next Christmas. They place their shoes over their shoulder while standing by a door, if the shoe falls with the toe facing the door then she will be married and if it falls with the heel facing the door then she will be single as a pringle until the next year.

3. There is an Austrian legend of the anti-Santa also known as the Krampus. The Krampus is an evil version of St Nicolas who inducts the "bad children" on Christmas Eve which is certainly one way to keep children in line.

I hope you enjoyed reading about weird Christmas tradition, we hope you have a merry Christmas!

By: Abigail Stein

@Abigail Stein

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