Goats in flames, eating dead birds and hiding brooms are just a few of the world’s weirdest Christmas traditions.
All roads in Caracas, Venezuela are closed on Christmas Eve, because everybody goes to church on skates.
Greenland has the so called Kiviak, a tradition that requires you to eat a dead bird that was buried for months in the frozen land. The rotten insides are however taken out before.
For a few years now the traditional Christmas meal is made by KFC. Japanese like KFC food thanks to a very ingenious marketing campaign 40 years ago.
Norway also has a weird Christmas tradition: on Christmas Eve people hide all their brooms so that spirits and witches are unable to fly on them.
In the Gavle city of Scotland there is a goat structure that is being created each year around Christmas and the tradition requires people to burn it to the ground, although local authorities are trying each year to prevent this tradition from happening.
Single women in Czech must go outside during the day and throw a shoe over their shoulders. If it lands with the top aimed at the door, this means they will get married the next year, if it lands the other way around then they will continue to be single.
The Birth Scene is present in many cultures, but in Spain, Portugal and Italy it is a bit different. It has become a tradition in this country to add another character to the scene: a figuring that .. takes care of it’s biological functions. Some of the most popular figurines are the ones of Barack Obama.