Countries and their Christmas Traditions

Challenge #61 in the Just Because series. Hosted by AussieJo.
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Show me how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Please state the name of the country the photo is from (mandatory), and if you want to put more details in the description to explain more of the traditions it would be a great learning experience for us all (optional).
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San Diego Parade of Boats
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Each year many boats participate in the event. Thousands line the shores and enjoy the Christmas Parade of Boats. Shot from Harbor Island in San Diego, CA - USA.
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Submitted: Sunday, 8th January, 2012 17:04 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 18th December, 2011
Focal length: 116 mm
Shutter speed: 1/8 sec
Aperture: F6.7
ISO: 6400
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