Wednesday, December 25, 2013

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased." (Luke 2:13-14)

This direct message from heaven was for all mankind from all over the earth, for ALL time.  The fact that the Good News of Christ's descent to earth to bring Salvation (since the name "Jesus" means "He will save the people from their sins") has reverberated worldwide ever since we began celebrating His birthdate as December 25! It is confirmation of John 3:16, where our Great God in Heaven SO loved us (the world) that He gave His only begotten Son. 


This gift is celebrated many different ways in almost all countries. Each culture has its own rich tradition. I have lived in both first and third world countries and love the Flavor of Christmas with both the Irving Berlin "White Christmas" setting as well as the Feliz Navidad Caribbean/hispanic and others I've witness both here in North America and elsewhere.

There are different stories of Christmas in every country. The traditional Christmas food in each land is amazing! From the black rum cake and punch de creme of the West Indies to the Shepherd's Pie of Great Britain to the pastries of Europe and the Christmas cookies of North America....the assortment is mind-boggling! 

So what about music? Well,the wide range of Christmas music is phenomenal, as wekkm and so rich! So without further ado, here is a sample of Christmas music from around the Globe, on Christmas Day:

THIS ONE COVERS ALL CULTURES IN ONE FELL SWOOP
FROM AFRICAN TO AUSTRALIAN TO AMERICAN: 




HAWAII:

Afrikaans
"Geseënde Kersfees en ‘n Voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar"
Arabic
"I'd Miilad Said Oua Sana Saida"
Argentine
"Felices Pasquas Y felices ano Nuevo"
Armenian
"Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand"
Basque
Eguberri on
Bohemian
"Vesele Vanoce"
Breton
"Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat"
Bulgarian
"Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo"
Chinese
[Mandarin]
"Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan"

SPANISH LANGUAGE:

IRELAND:

GERMANY (WORLD WAR 1):
[Catonese]
"Saint Dan Fai Lok"
Cornish
"Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth"
Croatian
"Sretan Bozic i Nova Godina"
(Merry Christmas & Happy New Year)
Czech
"Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok"
Danish
"Glædelig Jul"
Dutch
"Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar"
Inupiaq Eskimo
(Kotzebue area in NW Alaska)
"Quvianagli Anaiyyuniqpaliqsi suli Nakuuluni Ukiutqiutiqsi"
(Merry Christmas and Happy New Year)
English
"Merry Christmas"
Estonian
"Haid joule ja head uut aastat"
Farsi
"Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad"
Filipino
"Maligayang Pasko"

ITALIAN (TRADITIONAL):

ITALIAN (FUNNY):

FRANCE:
Finnish
"Hyvaa joulua"
French
"Joyeux Noël"
German
"Froehliche Weihnachten"
Greek
"Kala Christouyenna"
Hawaiian
"Mele Kalikimaka"
Hebrew
"Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova"
Hindi
"Shub Naya Baras"
Hungarian
"Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket"
Icelandic
"Gledileg Jol"
Indonesian
"Selamat Hari Natal"
Iraqi
"Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah"

JAMAICAN:

TRINIDAD:

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:




Irish
"Nollaig Shona Dhuit"
Italian
"Buone Feste Natalizie"
Japanese
"Shinnen omedeto, kurisumasu omedeto."
The first part is translated Happy New Year.
"Kurisumasu omedeto" means Merry Christmas.
Korean
"Sung Tan Chuk Ha"
Latvian
"Prieci'gus Ziemsve'tkus un Laimi'gu Jauno Gadu"
Lithuanian
"Linksmu Kaledu"

Navajo
"Merry Keshmish"
Norwegian
"God Jul"
Pennsylvania German
"En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr"
Polish
"Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia"
Portuguese
"Feliz Natal" "Boas Festas"(Good Holidays.)
Romanian
"Craciun fericit"
(Merry Christmas)

Russian
"Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva s Novim Godom"
Serbian
"Hristos se rodi"
Slovakian
"Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce"
Samoan
"La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou"
Scots Gaelic
"Nollaig chridheil huibh"
Serb-Croatian
"Sretam Bozic. Vesela Nova Godina"
Slovak
"Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok"
Slovene
"Vesele Bozicne. Screcno Novo Leto"
Spanish
"Feliz Navidad"
Swedish
"God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År"
Tahitian
Merry Chrismas:
" Ia orana te Noera"
Thai
"Sawadee Pee Mai"
Turkish
"Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun"
Vietnamese
"Chuc Mung Giang Sinh"
Welsh
"Nadolig Llawen"
Yugoslavian
"Cestitamo Bozic"
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL THE WORLD!

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