Just how long is the world's longest line of candy canes?
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This is how children celebrate Christmas around the world
At World Vision we’re blessed to work in nearly 100 countries around the world. Not everyone celebrates Christmas, but there are many, many families who do. We get an inside look at all the different ways people celebrate, and we wanted to share just a few of our favourite stories. The Philippines has the longest Christmas celebration in the world. As early as September 1, you can hear Christmas songs over the radio. People start to put decorations in their houses, commercial and business establishments. Everyone looks forward to the holiday, but children are the most excited. Meet Emu from Bangladesh (on the right). The highlight of her Christmas was a party with her friends. They danced, sang carols, recited poems, and had what she calls “wonderful, creamy” cake. They decorated their home, exchanged gifts and had a big meal together with family – much like many of us in Canada do. Here, sponsored children from Bogota, Colombia gather to draw pictures and sing carols at Christmas. They open presents (clot...