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Residents Share Holiday Traditions

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Posted: December 21, 2013

According to Dr. Mwizenge Tembo, dance plays an integral role in the Zambian Christmas tradition and promotes a sense of communal celebration. (Photo by Courtesy Photo)
Growing up in Bolivia, Maria Esther Showalter spent Christmases at her grandparents’ fruit farm. (Photo by Courtesy Photo)
No stranger to the cold, one of Stefanie Parker’s favorite memories of Christmas in Germany was being able to see her breath while singing carols in church. (Photo by Courtesy Photo)
Suzanne Comeau says maple syrup often lends flavor to French-Canadian side dishes, including vegetables. (Photo by Courtesy Photo)
While American celebrations often require invitations or tickets, Zambian Christmas get-togethers are more communal. (Photo by Courtesy Photo)
Africa
According to Dr. Mwizenge Tembo, associate professor at Bridgewater College, those living in the urban centers of Zambia celebrate holidays similarly to those in Western cultures. Tembo,...


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