Christmas is just a western thing isn’t it? Well, not entirely. If you find yourself not wanting to succumb to hosting a dinner for 500, and wanting to escape any family arguments that may just escalate over who has control over the TV remote, you could always fly over to Asia for a different kind of Christmas. Right?!
Asia currently has the highest proportion of Buddhists, however, there are still millions of Christians home to Asia, as well as the East being more and more open to adopting western practices and celebrations. Whether it’s just for commercial capital or a serious sequence of morning mass, we’ve looked into how Christmas is celebrated across Asia:
With Christmas just around the corner and Finland blowing out 100 candles to celebrate their independence today, we thought we’d let you in on the mesmerising mystery of this winter wonderland with 10 fun facts. As a country set deep in the north of Europe, Finland has attained a complex history; as previously an autonomous entity within the Russian Empire, and now declared independent on this day 100 years ago.
Whilst Finland has a fascinating history, they’ve also acquired an overwhelming stretch of snow capped forestry and forward thinking cities that we wish to explore. But read with caution, these 10 facts will for sure leave you packing up your life into a suitcase to go live with the real-life Santa Claus in their very own Lapland.
chozun 途赞 continues to celebrate everyday with #chozunaday.
Here’s what we’ve celebrated this week with the lead up to Christmas:
Celebrated: Titanic (the movie) was released, 19 years go
Place: New York (Titanic, the ships, anticipated destination)
Date: 18 December
How chozun celebrated: The team attempting dancing to Frank Sinatra’s, New York, New York.
Heading to New York this week pre-Christmas? Here’s some awesome things to do:
1. Winter Village at Bryant Park for some magic