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[OFF TOPIC] Happy Holidays and Birthdays Thread

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mrv86    204
7 hours ago, hckosice said:

Since christmas start 24th in Slovakia I wish you all a Merry Christmas, wish you folks a lot of love, joy and happiness, and May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories. as I said christmas start 24th here,

 

Christmas gifts in CZ/SK are brought today 24th right after the dinner. Family gifts are put under the Christmas Tree. A common tradition is that the children have to leave the room when the presents are being brought by "ježiško" (Baby Jesus). When they are there a bell is rung. The children then run to the Christmas Tree to try and see the Baby Jesus but they always narrowly miss him! Then the present are opened. Most people open their presents after the main Christmas meal, although some open them before they eat!

 

so once again Mery Christmas :)

 

Výsledok vyhľadávania obrázkov pre dopyt merry christmas from slovakia

 

 

 

Wow! You celebrate Christmas like we do in Guadalajara in particular... Tonight we have dinner with our family and we open the presents after dinner. Also, kids presents are brought by Baby Jesus, unlike the rest of Mexico where they're brought by Santa Claus or by the 3 Wise Men (of course, until January 6th)

 

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bestmen    392

it's not the celebration here but they did few effort in the street :lol:

 

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so merry christmass for you :hatoff:

 

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hckosice    810
1 hour ago, mrv86 said:

 

Wow! You celebrate Christmas like we do in Guadalajara in particular... Tonight we have dinner with our family and we open the presents after dinner. Also, kids presents are brought by Baby Jesus, unlike the rest of Mexico where they're brought by Santa Claus or by the 3 Wise Men (of course, until January 6th)

 

 

wow. thats cool, I didn´t knew that. :) I know that in many places the celebrations starts tomorrow, so I´m surprised to see that your part of Mexico celebrate it like we do. We just finished the dinner and we opened the presents, so now it´s the TV time :d

 

btw if you want to know more about our christmas celebrations and how such 24th december "štedrý deň" - generous day, looks like, here you can find a nice article in this blog here it is http://kidworldcitizen.org/2012/12/12/christmas-in-slovakia-a-recipe-for-medovniky-slovak-honey-cookies/

 

Merry Christmas :)

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Dragon    46
6 hours ago, heywoodu said:

By the way, Christmas here is 25 and 26 December, which are simply called 'First/Second Christmas Day' :p 

 

I believe the evening of 24 December is called 'Christmas evening' and some people have a large dinner with their family at home. Others don't, it's really all up to you, there is no absolute 'tradition' :d 

 

I just find it annoying that there's basically no sports at all for 3 days. Apart from some football, but who cares about club football. 

Interesting - here there is no sport (absolutely none) on the 25th but the 26th is one of the busiest days of the year for football, rugby and horse racing especially.

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heywoodu    1,114
1 minute ago, Dragon said:

Interesting - here this is no sport (absolutely none) on the 25th but the 26th is one of the busiest days of the year for football, rugby and horse racing especially.

There's no sports here on the 25th neither and as far as I know the same goes for the 26th, but I was talking in general about what I could watch :p 

 

I know there's English football on Boxing Day, but...yeah, club football.. :p (although that's the day we'll spend with family this time, so I'm sort of happy there's nothing big that day that I am missing out on) 

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heywoodu    1,114

Happy Hannukah as well, just heard on TV that for the first time since 1978, it's on the same day as the day before Christmas starts :d 

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mrv86    204
1 hour ago, hckosice said:

 

wow. thats cool, I didn´t knew that. :) I know that in many places the celebrations starts tomorrow, so I´m surprised to see that your part of Mexico celebrate it like we do. We just finished the dinner and we opened the presents, so now it´s the TV time :d

 

btw if you want to know more about our christmas celebrations and how such 24th december "štedrý deň" - generous day, looks like, here you can find a nice article in this blog here it is http://kidworldcitizen.org/2012/12/12/christmas-in-slovakia-a-recipe-for-medovniky-slovak-honey-cookies/

 

Merry Christmas :)

 

Very interesting article... I liked the part where she tells about playing with the fish before they cook it (personally, I would have wailed and throw a tantrum if anyone touched the fish I was playing with :cry:) Also I'm intrigued by the waffers with garlic and honey... although I remember eating something in Prague during Easter which also had dough, nuts and honey.

 

So, I hope you continue enjoying your celebration.

 

Merry Christmas!!

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heywoodu    1,114

One thing I'm interested in: are there more people who live in a country where Christmas is a thing, but who don't really have very specific traditions in their family? :p 

 

Like here: we do always get together on Christmas, but it's not like we always eat thing X or Y, or like we have activity Z or something. It's mostly like a regular family visit, just with a dinner included :d 

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Agger    136

A merry christmas to all of you as well.

In both Denmark and Sweden (where I am at christmas this year) the 24th is the main day.

In my family we've usually been celebrating christmas eve in Swedish manner (a major christmas lunch starting with fish (mainly herring marinated in different ways, but a lot of people also have salmon) and then different kinds of meat (both cold and heated) with a ham as the main dish. after the lunch we watch the disney "christmas special" (I believe that's mainly a nordic thing). After that it's presents and lots of different christmas cake.

 

Usually our family eats a Danish Christmas dinner on christmas day consisting of duck with two types of potatoes (usually boiled and a kind of sugar coated potatoes), gravy and pickled red cabbage. Others eat roast pork. As a dessert we eat risalamande which is cold rice pudding mixed with lightly whipped cream, vanilla, sugar and chopped almonds. This is served with a warm cherry sauce. A tradition is hiding one whole almond in the mix. The person getting this one wins a present.
Sadly we won't do this tomorrow, but we will eat duck on the 30th where we'll have a "second christmas" with presents from Denmark.

 

The 26th is very traditional when it comes to sports in Sweden, with both bandy and Ice Hockey being big events.
Denmark doesn't have any real traditional things, though the women's handball Cup ends between Christmas and New Year.

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