Canadian Christmas Traditions

Posted by on Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas is soon here. Here are our traditions for the holiday.

Mince pies, plum pudding, and Christmas cake are traditionally served as Christmas dinner desserts, following the traditional meal of roast turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and winter vegetables. Christmas table crackers are not uncommon and, in some parts of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, Christmas traditions include mummers.

Canadian children believe that the home of Santa Claus is located at the North Pole, in Canada,and, through Canada Post, address thousands of letters to Santa Claus each year, using the postal code designation H0H 0H0.

Decorated Christmas trees, either fresh cut or artificial, were introduced to Canada in 1781, originally by German soldiers stationed in Quebec during the American Revolution, and are now common in private homes and commercial spaces throughout most of Canada.

The Team

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