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[OFF TOPIC] Happy Holidays and Birthdays Thread

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dcro    782

As for me, on 24th we eat fish, most commonly codfish and squid. We also decorate the house on 24th. We usually have up to three Christmas trees, but this time we have only one for the first time in years. :p

 

25th is the main day. We usually open the gifts when we wake up and have a buffet breakfast. On lunch we eat turkey and after that lots of different Christmas cakes (this time we prepared 6 of them :d). On 25th we also usually play Monopoly or some other board game. :d

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hckosice    697
2 hours ago, mrv86 said:

 

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!!

 

yes the waffers, it´s called "Oplátky" we don´t eat it with garlic or nuts, just with 1-2 teaspoon of honey, then we laid on it another wafre and everyone around the table cut one part of it and eat it. only after we start the dinner with the cabbage soup with sausages, mushrooms and dried prunes. this is just fantastic ! I love it it´s my favorite food. so yummy!

after we have ofc the carp with potato mayonnaise salad and we finish with "bobálky" a sort of sweet bread topped in milk with poppy seeds a traditional christmas dessert. extremely sweet !

 

and yes we eat the same menu each year, and yes everyone I know eat the same on christmas. we cook it a lot so we usually eat it for 2-3 days :d

 

 

yes the carp thing, it´s I admit a very strange tradition, but it´s so common that it´s something natural here, the whole week peoples buy carps on the streets.

even we do it, mostly because of my mum. :) she just need and want the carpe for christmas :d so we have a fish for 2-3 days in our bathtub :p

here one video I found http://www.wideopenspaces.com/slovakian-christmas-dinner-tradition-carp-bathtub-video/

 

 

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LDOG    181
hace 2 horas, heywoodu said:

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 

 

Here is like that, a family get-together but no specific tradition or meal, other than giving presents.

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dcro    782

@heywoodu I'm just getting an information that Santa is coming to the Lowlands. :d:d

 

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rybak    149

Merry Christmas everyone! :clap: I wish healthy and happiness in whole year :)

 

Btw. @hckosice In Poland Christmas also starts today, honestly this day (Wigilia) is the most celebrated day. :d

 

Here is photo like all Polish tables looks at this night :)

 

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania wigilijny stół

 

At midnight between 24th/25th in all churches is special Holy Mass, called Pasterka at which people singing Christmas carols, for me this one is the best:

 

 

Edit:

 

And here is my Christmas tree, although still gifts not appeared :p

 

Zdjęcie użytkownika Jakub Rybacki.

Edited by rybak

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OlympicIRL    360

Happy Christmas everyone! For all who celebrate, I hope you and your families have a very peaceful holiday :)

The 25th is our main day here. I have returned home from midnight service at the church where they played beautiful hymns and as always "O Holy Night" was the highlight and gave me goosebumps, beautiful hymn.

 

Tonight we put the presents under the tree and tomorrow morning begins by opening the presents. For dinner we have either soup or garlic mushroom for starters, turkey and ham for main with all the usual sides of roast potatoes, brussels sprouts, parnisps, carrots, stuffing, gravy. For dessert we have a selection of dishes to choose from, but I am particularly looking forward to my apple pie because I just love apple pie :d:d

This is how our table was prepared last year....

 

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And most of all I am looking forward to acting like a big kid and playing with my nephew and the new toys Santa will bring him tonight :d

 

Our tree....

 

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hckosice    697
5 hours ago, OlympicIRL said:

Happy Christmas everyone! For all who celebrate, I hope you and your families have a very peaceful holiday :)

The 25th is our main day here. I have returned home from midnight service at the church where they played beautiful hymns and as always "O Holy Night" was the highlight and gave me goosebumps, beautiful hymn.

 

Tonight we put the presents under the tree and tomorrow morning begins by opening the presents. For dinner we have either soup or garlic mushroom for starters, turkey and ham for main with all the usual sides of roast potatoes, brussels sprouts, parnisps, carrots, stuffing, gravy. For dessert we have a selection of dishes to choose from, but I am particularly looking forward to my apple pie because I just love apple pie :d:d

This is how our table was prepared last year....

 

image.jpg

 

 

And most of all I am looking forward to acting like a big kid and playing with my nephew and the new toys Santa will bring him tonight :d

 

Our tree....

 

image.jpg

 

 

image.jpg

 

Sounds and looks very nice. :) 

 

Merry Christmas to you all

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Quasit    53

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. :d

 

I got some sweets and a wonderful dragon wall calender by the amazing Argentinian artist Ciruelo. :thumbup:

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