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How do they celebrate Christmas in Italy?

In Italy, Christmas celebrations begin 8 days before Christmas day with a period known as the Novena, which is a series of prayers.  During this time children dress up as shepherds, and go door to door singing, reciting poems and … Continue reading

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How do they celebrate Christmas in Spain?

Christmas lights start going up in towns from the end of November, or early December. Christmas trees are quite popular now, although the more traditional decoration is the nativity scene (known as a belén)  which can be found in churches, … Continue reading

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REsources – Part 2 (Christmas resources)

Christmas is another tricky time of year – most children know the nativity story by the time they start school but I found some fantastic books, suitable for KS1, which tell the story with a twist. The Grumpy Shepherd tells … Continue reading

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