Most of people in the world celebrate Christmas but it is very different in every country.
In my country, Spain, the person that gives the presents is not Santa Claus or Sant Nicolas, here we have three Kings to give us our presents “Los Reyes Magos” (The Three Wise Men ) this is one difference.
Another difference is this, in Spain, on the night of December 31st we celebrate the arrival of the new year in a different way:before midnight, we put twelve grapes in one bowl.When the clock starts to ring we eat one grape at a time with the 12 bell chimes. The tradition says that if you can eat the 12 grapes at the same time as the bells, you’ll have a very good new year. It’s very funny because some persons can’t eat all the grapes and they finish one or two minutes later than the others, and they can’t be the first ones to wish the others a good new year. After that, a lot of persons go out, to other celebrations. Other ppeople, like me, stay at home watching the TV, talking to our families… I’m really sure that one can think: The majority people in Spain are very happy this night and go to bed very late (others don’t go to the bed at all) because they drink and stay up on the streets or in parties all night long and they go back home at midday the following day.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.