In Canada, Christmas is celebrated through traditions like opening up gifts on Christmas day, hot chocolate with marshmallows or even a big turkey dinner. What about for other cultures living in Canada? More specifically, in Drumheller.

In Drumheller, we house and educate international students who live on the Drumheller Valley Secondary School campus.

"Friends from all over Nigeria will come to my house and we have a feast," explained Nigerian student, Racheal Fawibe.

She further comments that she will be staying with a Nigerian friend this Christmas to experience the traditions she misses from back home, in Nigeria.

"Normally, China doesn't have a Christmas holiday. We usually just have shopping discounts," explained Chinese student, Kate Guo. "We don't have a vacation either. It's just a normal weekend."

Some traditions are very similar to Canadian cultures, such as Kate Kono's from Japan.

"We just put the tree in our house and celebrate," she said.

Canada is a melting pot of diversity and Drumheller shares in that diversity throughout the Christmas season.

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