So, i'm lucky where i get to celberate two different holidays. Hannukah with my family, christmas with my boyfriend and his family. Its cool
Aww wow, that certainly makes xmas more fun!
that does sound fun
ohh yay! I get two as well. Yule with my coven, and Christmas with my family. HIGH FIVE FOR TWO CELEBRATORY AWESOMENESS!
Yeah I'm Yule, Xmas with my family (by which I mean, Christmas minus the religion), then proper Christmas when I go up to Tim's grandma's.
I get three christmas celebrations. One with my friends [last night], one with my dads family and one with my moms.
I kinda get two. Icelanders celebrate on 24th, as it's considered xmas day after 6pm or something weird like that! Then we celebrate it (unreligiously) on 25th.
thats awesome. I just have three houses to hit this christmas, mine, matt's and my bestfriend's..I like to celebrate yule but I dont have anyone here that knows what it is. lol
ooh really the 24th is xmas
This is how it is explained:
"Icelanders celebrate Christmas in the evening of December 24 and this custom is thought to be a development from an old Catholic custom where people would have a wake the night before big church holidays as it was often believed that a new day started at 6 p.m., which is when Icelanders traditionally either go to church or begin the festivities at their home."
So after their dinner around 7pm Icelandic kids open their presents! And on the 25th it's just more of a family day
oh that seems like a great tradition
Apparently Easter is more important in Germany then xmas. In the UK the day after xmas was when people opened presents, on Boxing Day ( I think!). I love holidays though the presents, the food, family, fun...there should be more holidays to give everyone a break from work lol
We sometimes go see family on xmas eve, which is lovely because you are gaurenteed snow up in the Welsh valleys where they live. We always spent xmas day at home and saw family around the time but when my mum and dad got divorced id spend most of the day at home and then go to my dads in the evening and all his girlfriends family would have a party. I think they still have them but i'd just rather be at home now. I don't really have time to see family this year and my grandad is ill
but anyway this time of year is my favouritest!
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