finally it’s Sunday. These last few days passed in a blurry. I had a little cold but couldn’t bring myself to cancel any of my plans. So on Friday I’ve dressed-up myself and went to a night out with friends in order to celebrate one of my closest friends Sandra’s Birthday. We went to a Bar that is quite a cozy Cocktail and Mexican Food Restaurant. But at 10.30pm on the dot the bar transforms and you hop on the benches and tables with your gloves off and dance your little heart out. It was really funny but as I was feeling a tad unwell we already had to leave too soon. On Saturday we had our nephew and two of our nieces over to bake christmas cookies. It was so much fun with the kids though I have to admit that I was a bit relieved when the baking fun was over and we only had to clean the kitchen. In the evening we has our soccer club’s christmas party. It was fun as the location had a little indoor court and we battled us whilst still wearing party dresses. Today the craze continues as I will meet up with a friend later and in the evening we’ll go partying with my husband’s cousin. Phew I really need the holidays now 😉
And as it’s Sunday I am happy to participate in Arman‘s link-up again.
This week’s got a really interesting topic. Holiday traditions! I love to learn how other people celebrate their holidays as this is always quite different in other countries/ families! So I’ll spill some of my traditions…
Traditional/cultural events we celebrate
Christmas is all about traditions in our family. We try to make sure to meet as many people we love as possible in these three days. We also celebrate a local cultural event with my husband’s family in July but I am pretty sure that this piece of local color is simply a good excuse for a big family get-together. I love it!
What our Christmas is about: Traditions, typical days, family stuff
Here in Germany the actual Christmas celebration takes part on the evening of the 24th. Our personal tradition starts on the 23rd. I always make me a huge mug of hot chocolate with either egg liqueur or whiskey, watch “Love Actually” and wrap in the gifts. The 23rd is also my brother-in-law’s birthday so we usually meet up with family in the evening.
The 24th is usually divided in several parts. In the morning my husband and I get up early and exchange the gifts.
Then we watch “Lille Lord Fauntleroy”, again with another huge mug of hot chocolate. Then my closest and best friend and his girlfriend come over to us and we drink coffee together. At noon I am visiting my father together with my sister. In the afternoon we have coffee at my aunt’s. This year my husband will and accompany me during the day. Then I am spending the evening with my mum and he goes to see his parents. In Germany we have the christmas dinner/ gift opening on the 24th. So my mum and I have dinner and open the presents. We never make to much of an effort for this dinner as we eat so many cookies at my aunt’s and will have a huge lunch the next da. Later in the evening I go to my parnets-in-law and we hand out the presents with his family e.g. parents, sisters, brothers-in-law and kids.
On the 25th we all meet at my mom’s and have a huge family lunch. We usually have raclette as we’re all not so much into a roast. This is always a laid-back and cozy get-together and my mum and aunt always tell the same old stories of us as children. Of course there’s always some humiliation involved. Nothing beats a long-established tradition, right? 😉
On the 26th we’re spending the afternoon with my husband’s family. As we’ve become so many in the last years that we started at play Secret Santa. Unfortunately this part of our family loves to sing christmas carols so we’re stuck a solid hour hiding behind the songbooks and pretending to partake.
Here’s my Slefie of the week
Have a lovely Sunday and enjoy the last two days till Christmas…. 😀