Christmas is nearly upon us. It’s a time for spending time with friends and family, giving presents and being jolly. But not every Christmas is the same, indeed many winter festivals at this time of the year have nothing at all to do with Christmas. For the Lithuanians it’s ‘Blukis’, celebrated by burning a ritual tree stump, and for Indian Sadhus it’s the Mahakumbh Mela festival, celebrated on the confluence of three rivers. Join Daily News Egypt on a visual journey looking at mid-winter festivals around the world.