As you’re trimming the Christmas tree at home, have you ever wondered how other families around the world are celebrating the jolliest of holidays?
Did you know that in Australia Christmas falls during their summer season and kids get off a six-week vacation after Santa arrives? Or did you know that one country love the holiday season so much that they start celebrating on December 13th?
According to Kenneth C. Davis, New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Know Much about History, Christmas is one of the most important holidays in the world. “The idea of peace, hope, and light coming into the world is a universal wish,” observes Davis.
“Even though some people are unhappy that Christmas has been transformed from a specifically Christian holiday into a more secular winter holiday season,” says Davis, “the idea of ‘peace on earth, good will to all men’ is still the felling that the season conveys. And there is nothing wrong with that!”
So find out more about how people across the globe pay homage to the Christmas season by taking this quiz, excerpted from Davis’s book, Don’t Know Much about Anything Else.