Christmas around the world 2021

Year two of pandemic life has been all about adjustments, and the holidays have followed in suit.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day may not have been white as they have been in previous years — marked by record heat and storms — but the magic of the season remained.

Take a look at WTOP’s glimpse into holiday wonder around the world!

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for 'to the city and to the world' ) Christmas' day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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