メリークリスマス！Nollaig shona duit! Joyeaux Noel! Merry Christmas everyone! Today Christmas Day is being celebrated in many countries around the world. However, the 25th of December is not the only day Christmas is celebrated on. Christmas Day will be celebrated on the 6th of January in Armenia, and it will be celebrated on the 7th of January in Ethiopia, Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, the Republic of Macedonia, and the Republic of Moldova.
In Japan, Christmas is mostly a secular (世俗的な) commercial celebration. Interestingly, Christmas Eve has become a time for Japanese couples to have romantic dinners and exchange gifts.
Our Cross Cultural Awareness and English lecture today will be on love songs sung on the island of Crete in Greece. By the way, "Merry Christmas" in Greek is Καλά Χριστούγεννα!
Click the link today's lecture topic: The University of Tsukuba Cross Cultural Awareness and English Trimester 3 Week 3