North American Traditions
Canada: Canada has various areas that celebrate things a bit differently. All of the public parks and buildings in Canada light up their decorations at the same exact time every year, they light them at 6:55 on the first Thursday in the month of December. In Vancouver for two weeks after Christmas children are put on ships and in choirs where they sing carols throughout the harbor. in Quebec they end their Christmas celebration on January 6th with a large party called “Fete du Roi” where pieces of cake are handed out to the guests, in one of the pieces of cake is a bean that was baked into it and whoever finds this then gets to be crowned King or Queen of the party. In Nova Scotia they celebrate the 12 days of Christmas by having people called belsnicklers go through the neighborhood making loud noises, ringing bells throughout the neighborhood, and demanding candy and treats! Santa Claus leaves presents for the children but a lot of times the children do not open all of those presents until New Years day arrives.