Christmas Traditions In Europe

Do you know which country’s children believe that Santa Claus lives in Spain? Or where it is considered traditional to head to the sauna on Christmas Day, after first indulging in a roll around in the snow? If the answer is no, it’s time to brush up on your knowledge of Christmas traditions around the world.

Expedia has published a special Christmas infographic, unveiling the different customs and traditions in countries around Europe. You will get to see inside a typical living room in each country, discover the festive foods and decorations, and find out about the rituals that make each country’s Christmas unique. There are also audio recordings that will teach you how to say ‘Merry Christmas’ in each language.

Once you have explored these quirky and exciting traditions, you will have the chance to send a postcard from your favourite destination, sharing it with friends and family online or keeping it as a souvenir of your ‘Merry Questmas’ with Santa.

Click on the map to start your quest now!

Christmas tradition infographic

Words by Matt L.