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    19 Christmas Eve Traditions You Probably Didn't Know About

    'Twas the night before Christmas...

    1. Luminarias in New Mexico

    2. The Christmas Book Flood in Iceland

    3. Christmas sauna-ing in Finland

    4. Broom-hiding in Norway

    5. Christmas skating in Venezuela

    6. Christmas cakes in Japan

    7. River bonfires in Louisiana

    8. Wigilia in Poland

    9. The Las Parrandas festival in Remedios, Cuba

    10. Graveside candles in Finland

    11. The Feast of the Seven Fishes in Italy

    12. Christmas goat-burning in Gävle, Sweden

    13. Banketletters in the Netherlands

    14. Christmas shoes in France

    15. Posset in England

    16. Ghostly leftovers in Bulgaria

    17. Rice pudding for The Nisse in Denmark

    18. Nativities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    19. Tió de Nadal in Catalonia, Spain


    Luminarias in New Mexico are used to help welcome the Christ child into the world. A previous version of this article stated it was to help guide Santa Claus.