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Festivity - Christmas in United States of America & Canada
In the United States Christmas is celebrated with high spirit and enthusiasm with Caroling, feasting, decorations, Santa Claus, crib, prayers, greetings and gift giving to honor the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th.These different elements of traditions opted from different places in its Christmas celebrations. The Christmas tree tradition comes from Germany, parades from Latin America, carols from the English and Australians, Santa Claus in (the 1860’s) from the Europeans and so on. Early European settlers brought many traditions to the United States.

Father Christmas is known as Santa Claus in America .There is also a town called Santa Claus. All the letters which are posted in America addressed to Santa go there to be dealt with. An average of three million letters a year is posted to Santa in America. A statue of twenty-three foot high stands in Santa's honor. There are two homes for Santa Claus in the United States one is in Torrington, Connecticut, where Santa and his helpers give out presents. The other home is in Wilmington, New York, where a village for Santa and his reindeer is located.

The traditional Christmas dinner in USA is roast turkey / goose, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pies, fruitcakes, plum puddings and with vegetables and sauces. For dessert it is rich, fruity Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and mince pies, pastry cases filled with a mixture of chopped dried fruit.

However, Christmas celebrations vary greatly between regions and place to place in United States, because it depends on the nationalities which have settled therein.

Churches are often wonderfully decorated on Christmas with poinsettias flowers, Christmas evergreens and Nativity scenes. Get-togethers with friends, folks or sweetheart are quite common.

Throughout the 20th century, the United States experienced Christmas controversies; despite it being declared a federal holiday on June 26, 1870 by then-U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. The importance of the economic impact of the secular Christmas holiday was reinforced in the 1930s when President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed moving the Thanksgiving holiday date to extend the Christmas shopping season and boost the economy during the Great Depression. Religious leaders protested this move, with a New York Times roundup of Christmas sermons showing the most common theme as the dangers of an increasingly commercial Christmas. Debates continued into the 21st century. (Source:

Christmas in Canada is quite similar to Christmas in the United States.
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