We travel to the Netherlands today to learn how to say Merry Christmas in Dutch. We learn about where the name “Santa Claus” comes from, too, plus lots of other customs from Holland.
Today we’re taking a Mediterranean Cruise from Protugal over to Greece! Find out how to say Merry Christmas in one of the oldest languages on the planet and a bit about a Greek Christmas.
Portuguese is the language of the day, and we see the similarities between Portugal’s traditional Christmas celebrations and your host, Steve Webb’s family celebration. Though there is no Portuguese or Brazilian heritage in the family, the way Christmas is celebrated has some striking resemblances!
On today’s show, James Cooper tries to get his tonsils around four different ways of saying Happy Christmas and all from India – Hindi & Urdu, Sanskrit, Bengali and Tamil! And we’ll also find out a bit more about Christmas in India.
On today’s show, we have a listener who tells us how to say “Merry Christmas” in Chinese, so host Steve Webb uses the opportunity to talk about how Christmas is celebrated in China.
Part of the discussion of China was specifically about Hong Kong celebrations, which also include a six week long celebration called Winterfest.
Here’s a video showing part of the light- and laser show associated with Winterfest:
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Welcome to the Lifespring! Why Christmas Show for 2008! This is the third year for this Christmas podcast.
If you’re a regular Lifespring! listener you might have heard the Christmas member of the Lifespring! family for the last couple of years! If this is your first time listening to the LIfespring! Why Christmas Show or any Lifespring! show, then welcome – it’s great to have you with us! The LIfespring! Why Christmas Show is a joint project between the Lifespring Media family and the whychristmas?com website.