Ever wonder what Christmas celebrations are like in another country? We did! That is why this December we are going to be studying Christmas celebrations in different cultures for our Christmas countdown. We are calling it the 12 Days of Christmas Around the World. Today is day 11, and it’s all about Christmas in Brazil!
The 12 Days of Christmas Around the World
Day 11: What is Christmas like in Brazil?
Verse of the Week
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
First Things First
- Read John 1:1-18
Christmas in Brazil
Brazil is one of the few places where the nativity scene is often the primary focus of Christmas and where Christmas plays center around the shepherds. The most popular Christmas song? Silent Night.
Books About Christmas in Brazil
- Christmas in Brazil by Rebecca A. Lauer
- Silent Night: The Song and Its Story by Margaret Hodges and Tim Ladwig
Copywork to Share
- Copy the following Bible verse onto some Christmas stationary, and share it with a friend or family member as an early Christmas present.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 (NIV)
- Play the Christmas Addition Link Puzzle
Want to participate in the entire 12 Days of Christmas Around the World? You can check out all the posts rights here on the 12 Days of Christmas Around the World home page. Be sure to pin it while you are at it so you can refer back to it year after year!
What did you learn about Christmas in Brazil? Tell us in the comments!
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