For the most part, holiday traditions in North America are pretty tame. But elsewhere in the world, some holiday traditions may strike you as just plain bizarre. Before you decide to call your Boulder movers and relocate, make sure that you’re not moving to an area where there’s a peculiar holiday tradition that may just creep you out — or more there knowing about the tradition, and wanting to take part in it!
Krampus: Popular in Eastern Europe, Krampus is a character that’s also known as Santa’s Evil Twin. Every year during the holiday season, adult men dress up in evil costumes, and wander around town with switches tapping people randomly. Krampus is supposed to remind kids to be good, and to stay off of Santa’s bad list, but really he’s just frightening!
In Norway, legend has it that evil spirits and witches look for brooms to fly around on during Christmas Eve. To prevent any spirits from stealing brooms from homes, all brooms are hidden, and the men of the family head outside with shotguns to wait for any spirits that might come around.
A KFC Christmas in Japan: In Japan, Christmas Eve dinner consists of a bucket of KFC. This tradition is so popular in Japan that reservations must be made in advance in order to get some of the good stuff for Christmas Eve dinner.
One member of a model Christmas village that you may not see anywhere outside of Spain, Portugal, or Italy is a figurine known as the ‘Caganer.’ These figurines are created with their pants pulled down, and those decorating the traditional Christmas village (with Mary and Joseph and all) put a Caganer in a corner to do his business.
A New Tradition for You
If you are planning to move to any of the countries mentioned here, you may find yourself enjoying a new holiday tradition. In most parts of North America, Christmas traditions include lights and gingerbread, but few include scary evil witches or devils! If you do find yoursel moving to one of the countries listed above, make sure to embrace the strange holiday traditions you find there. You never know, some of those traditions could be a lot of fun!
Getting to Your New Country
You will need to work with a long distance moving company in order to get where you want to go, and we can help with this kind of move. From moving within the U.S. to moving to another country, Exodus can help you move all of your things safely and soundly. Just call us today for a moving quote, for more information, or to find out about our storage space options.
We know that you can’t always move every item you own if you don’t have the space in your new home, and that’s why we have storage locker solutions for you. Call us today for rates and for more information about our storage options, or about what we can do for you where moving and other details are concerned. If you have any questions about our services, we’ll be happy to answer those when you call too (or you can find us on Facebook).
Do you have any strange holiday traditions that you’d like to share with us? Let us know by leaving a note on our Facebook page, or by leaving a note here. We’re better that most of the traditions elsewhere in the world are a lot stranger than what you do each year, but we could be wrong! We’d love to hear from you! Call our moving company in Fort Collins, and let us help you get where you need to go.