This Is What The Holidays Mean To People All Around The World

There is no one way to ring in the holidays.

Here in the states, holiday dreaming yields images of gingerbread men, eggnog, ugly sweaters and an old bearded dude in a red suit. But what about the holiday season in Poland, Norway, Japan, India, Israel? What elaborate visions populate the imaginations of children around the world as they wait for winter break to commence? Well, these photos will begin to show you.

We posed a challenge to the photography community, calling out to amateurs and experts alike: How do you celebrate the holiday season? The results will make you feel all kinds of warm and cozy. From twinkling trees to firecrackers to face paint, the following dazzling images show there is no one way to ring in the holidays.

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