Christmas in Europe – level 2

22-12-2020 07:00

Christmas is coming and many people are looking forward to this special time of year.

This year, Christmas is different. In all the world, a new wave of the coronavirus started. Governments are thinking how to stop the virus and how to let people enjoy Christmas at the same time.

In Italy, people cannot come to churches on Christmas Eve. This is because they must be home before 10pm. It is the reason why Pope Francis´s Christmas eve mass will start two hours earlier, and people will have enough time to return home.

In Germany and Austria, there are no traditional Christmas markets this year. In Germany, people can get to some Christmas markets in their cars. In most countries, there is a limit of the number of people who can meet in one household.

Most restaurants and hotels must close, and people cannot go to cinemas or theaters.

Difficult words: wave (a lot of something), mass (an event during which many people meet at a church), traditional (something that exists long time or people do it regularly), household (all the people who live together in one house).

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