Christmas - All around the World

Ref: C2345761

We all know people who celebrate Christmas in a slightly different way to ourselves. Even within England there are different forms and conventions which affect the way that we prepare for the festive season. Across the world, there are many more traditions that affect how people behave during the weeks leading up to 25th December and into the New Year. In this course we will look at these traditions and uncover some of their histories. We will travel to different countries around the globe and compare the different ways that people celebrate the festive period, looking for ways in which they are the same as each other and ways in which they differ.

Course aim

To look at the Christmas traditions that exist in different locations around the world. To look at how these different traditions are similar and how they are different.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • identify some different traditions associated with the celebration of Christmas in a number of different countries.
  • recognise some of the historical reasons why different countries and communities celebrate Christmas in different ways.
  • discover ways that the different customs of various countries around the world are similar to each other.
  • identify differences between the ways that different cultures celebrate Christmas each year.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

As this is an online course, you will need an internet connection and equipment that will allow you to join in with a Zoom meeting.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Christmas - All around the World

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