Christmas Traditions Around the World
Japan: Eating at KFC (Kentucky Fred Chicken) is a national custom. Its chicken meals are so popular during the season that stores take reservations months in advance. Christmas is not a national holiday.
Inda: Many Christian houses (2.3% of 1.237 Billion people) in India decorate Christmas cribs, hang brightly lit stars outside their houses and distribute sweets and cakes to their neighbors. Christmas is a state holiday in India.
China: December 25 is not a legal holiday. However, it is still designated as a public holiday in China's special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, both former colonies of Western powers with nominal Christian cultural heritage.
Cuba: In 1998, December 25 was declared a leisure day, as requested by Pope John Paul II. It is a one-day public holiday and it is celebrated only in the evening.
Mexica: Christmas is a statutory holiday in Mexico and workers can have the day off with pay. Over nine days, groups of townspeople go from door to door in a fashion of when the parents of the unborn baby Jesus Christ looked for shelter to pass the night when they arrived at Bethlehem, and are periodically called inside homes to participate in the breaking of a candy-filled pinata. (Sounds like fun)
Jamaica: Radio stations play Christmas carols as early as October, reggae style and some international. Jamaicans paint their houses and hang new curtains for Christmas. Pepper lights, the local name for Christmas lights, go up on trees.
Russia: Christmas is celebrated on January 7. Christmas is mainly a religious event in Russia.
(according to Wikipedia)