So, for example, over most of the world Christmas is celebrated

Over most of the world is december 25, Christmas is celebrated. Each country has its own traditions, but there are also many similarities: such as the keeping of a church service, decorating the tree, singing of christmas carols and the partaking of a christmas dinner with friends and family. And that looks like the following:

Tourists from Brazil celebrate Christmas on the beach in Sydney, Australia. ()

Residents of the Iraqi city of Qaraqosh attend a catholic church service. During the reign of Islamic State were a lot of people in the predominantly christian area fled. ()

In the Thai capital Bangkok becomes a catholic woman in the baby Jesus. In Thailand buddhism is the largest religion, but a small minority is christian.

A man holds a candle during a church service in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. ()

A woman in Beijing takes a selfie for the catholic church. ()

Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld brings a kerstbezoek to the Dutch soldiers in Iraq. ()

Police officers keep watch at churches in the predominantly muslim Indonesia. ()

Barbary Macaques are searching for tasty bites of food hidden between gifts in a safari park in the United Kingdom. (Photo: Hollandse Hoogte)

Britons take part in a kerstduik in Sutton Coldfield. (Photo: Hollandse Hoogte)

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