27 photos show how people celebrate the holidays around the world

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27 photos show how people celebrate the holidays around the world

Father Frost, Snow Maiden, Russia Christmas

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People dressed as Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, and Snow Maiden take a selfie as they take part in a costume contest.

You know Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen.

But do you know Father Frost, Snow Maiden, or Krampus?

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Holiday traditions are as unique as the countries they're from. Some rituals date back centuries, while other celebrations are only decades old.

To celebrate this time of coming together, we rounded up the most spectacular holiday traditions from around the world.