Christmas around the world
On Christmas Day in the capital city of Venezuela, Caracas, it is customary for people to travel to early morning church services on roller skates.
In Germany, some people hide a pickle in their Christmas tree on Christmas Eve – the first child to find it, gets a gift.
In Slovakia, the most senior man in the family takes a spoonful of loksa pudding and throws it at the ceiling. The more that sticks, the better.
Canada post recognises the address, Santa Claus, North Pole, Canada, HOHOHO. Any letters sent to this address are opened and replied to. “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas...” Yeah, nah – bring on the days of backyard cricket, little feet in jandals, sunny beaches, pavlova and pōhutukawa Christmas trees. There’s nothing quite like Christmas in Aotearoa.