There’s not a country in Europe that doesn’t celebrate Christmas. But if you want to understand the beautiful differences between all its nations, look no further than the festive season.
When the British tuck into their turkey on the afternoon of 25th December, the Portuguese will still be full from their Consola feast in the morning. And while some parts of Europe have Christmas all wrapped up by the New Year, in countries such as Italy and Spain, children leave their shoes outside on 5th January to be filled with sweets and toys.
It’s not just the festivities that vary from country to country; the differences in shopper behaviour in the build-up to Christmas are also noticeable, as our seasonal traffic insights reveal.
Europeans’ Christmas spending habits as diverse as their customs
To understand how festive preparations vary from country to country, we looked at when physical ….