Christmas in Asia

by Pei Ying Loh

Christmas—the annual festivity that celebrates the birth of Christ. Thanks to missionaries, colonialism, and globalisation, this Christian holiday is celebrated all around the world today. While Christmas to many remains a religious festival, it is also widely celebrated by non-believers of the Christian faith. Primarily a “western” festivity, Christmas is also celebrated in Asia, though sometimes in more unique ways than we expect.

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Pei Ying Loh / Head and Co-Founder

Pei Ying wears many hats in Kontinentalist. She leads the company in achieving its overall business and editorial goals, making strategic business development plans, and managing partnerships. Her background and passion for history is the driving force behind many of her stories, which delve into cultural and historical contexts. In her free time, she is likely tending to her veggie garden, cooking, or cuddling her two fat cats.

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