16 December 2009

DUTCH CULTURE: puTTing up ChristMas DecoRs

Dutch people usually decorate and put up their Christmas trees on the second week of December. Some people disassemble their christmas tree on the 27th of December, few days after christmas. So, we only enjoy our christmas tree for 3-4 weeks. It is strange if you decorate your tree in November and dismantle in January. But I usually disassemble our Christmas tree after Three Kings. In the malls, you can not buy christmas decors before December. So, you don't feel it is christmas if you don't see christmas decors. Our Christmas tree is done. I will post pictures this week.
In the Philippines, some people put up their christmas tree in September, which I think weird and commercial. The earlier the malls display christmas decors the more sale they can have.
So, a difference in culture and tradition.

3 smart remarks:

Ailee Verzosa Wednesday, December 16, 2009  

hmmm... you have an interesting culture....

GirL With GLasSes... Wednesday, December 16, 2009  

hello =)

yes... we have a long christmas celebration here in the Philippines.
This kind of celebration started when we were under the Spanish colonization for more than 300 years.

have a wonderful day =)

Dhemz Thursday, December 17, 2009  

ayay pagka cute sa nagbitay...ehheheh!

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I make this blog for foreigners who will live in this country, THE NETHERLANDS. Foreigners who are engaged or married they have to learn a lot of things about their new home like the culture, architectures, landscape, government, dikes etc. Especially the Dutch language which is very important in their social life. It is very difficult if they cannot communicate with other people. Most people speak Dutch, only few speaks English.
For visitors and readers, this will give you an idea what this country is. This small country ranks no. 5 in the economic stability in EUROPE. Their architectures like palaces, castles, dikes, ports (air and sea) are amazing.
Their culture is very interesting.

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