The photos below, borrowed from the Boston Globe, reveal a (Christian) Christmas that is decidedly global in nature, not strictly Western at all.

A Christian Iraqi refugee in Jordan:

“Happy Christmas” is written in Hindi on the forehead of a Hindu man in Allahabad, India:

Palestinian men attend Catholic mass on Christmas day:

A Catholic Christmas Eve in Nepal:

Santa Claus in New Delhi, India:

Christmas mass in Myanmar:

Indonesian children sing Christmas carols:

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
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