你说不知道的圣诞节习俗大盘点

你说不知道的圣诞节习俗大盘点

时间:2014-02-12 圣诞节的习俗

女人的圣诞节(Women's Christmas)又是怎么回事儿?

  Little Christmas is also called Women's Christmas, and sometimesWomen's Little Christmas. It is so called because of the tradition ofIrish men taking on all the household duties for the day and givingtheir wives a day off.Most women hold parties or go out to celebrate

  the day with their friends, sisters, mothers, aunts, etc. Bars andrestaurants usually serve mostly women and girls on this night.Children often buy presents for their mothers and grandmothers。

  小圣诞节在爱尔兰同时也叫“女人的圣诞节”,或“女人的小圣诞”。因为这一天,爱尔兰的男人通常会接过家里的所有家务,让他们的妻子休一天假。很多女人在这一天开派对、和朋友、姐妹、母亲、阿姨们一起外出庆祝。酒吧和餐馆在这一天通常也会接待很多女宾,而孩子们则会为他们的母亲和祖母们准备礼物。

 

各国的圣诞大餐都吃些啥?

  A special Christmas family meal is an important part of the celebrationfor many, but what is actually served can vary greatly from country tocountry. In England, and countries influenced by its traditions, a standard

  Christmas meal would include turkey, potatoes, vegetables, sausages andgravy, followed by Christmas pudding or mince pies. In Poland and otherparts of eastern Europe and Scandinavia, fish often provides thetraditional main course, but richer meat such as lamb is increasinglyserved. Ham is the main meal in the Philippines, while in Germany,France and Austria, goose and pork are favored. Beef, ham and chickenin various recipes are popular throughout the world。

    和习俗一样,各国的圣诞大餐也有差别。在英国,和英语文化圈,标准的圣诞大餐通常包括火鸡、土豆、蔬菜、香肠和肉汁,以圣诞布丁或碎肉派结尾;在波兰等东欧国家、包括斯堪的纳维亚半岛,鱼是圣诞餐的主菜,不过近年来类似羊肉的红肉也越来越盛行;火腿是菲律宾的主菜;在德国、法国和澳洲,鹅和猪肉是人们喜爱的菜肴;另外的,牛肉、火腿和鸡肉的菜肴在全球的圣诞菜单上都很流行。

 

圣诞的传统装饰都有哪些?

  Since the 19th century, the poinsettia, a native plant from Mexico,has been associated with Christmas. Other popular holiday plantsinclude holly, mistletoe, red amaryllis, and Christmas cactus. Along with a Christmas tree, the interior

  of a home may be decorated with these plants, along with garlands andevergreen foliage.In Australia, North and South America, and Europe, itis traditional to decorate the outside of houses with lights andsometimes with illuminated sleighs,snowmen, and other Christmas figures. The traditional colors ofChristmas are pine green (evergreen), snow white, and heart red。

  自19世纪开始,一品红,一种原产于墨西哥的植物就和圣诞节联系起来。其他流行的圣诞装饰植物还包括冬青树、懈寄生(拜痞子蔡所赐相信大家都知道了那个著名的关于亲吻的故事)、红色宫人草和蟹爪兰。它们和圣诞树、花环、绿叶一起用以装饰房间。在澳洲、南北美和欧洲,还有用灯泡、发光的雪橇、雪人和其他圣诞人物装饰屋子外部的传统。圣诞节最传统的装饰颜色是青色、雪白和大红。