We did a lot of Family fun this week and spend a lot of time reading books and celebrating the season. everything nowadays is so fast pace that you have to sit down and take some time out of your busy schedule and just enjoy your family. The Holiday Season is a perfect excuse to do just that.
What have you done this week to celebrate Advent and the Holiday Season.. would love to hear your traditions.
Where are all the Christmas traditions from that we celebrate now in America…??
it’s Immigrants like me, that bring their traditions and share them with everyone they love…. :
one hundred years ago Immigrants didn’t bring only their children, clothing, and personal effects with them when coming to a new nation such as America, Canada, or other lands far from the shores of their homeland.
They also brought their heritage and part of their culture into many of the holidays they celebrated. Christmas being the most common holiday throughout the world is the very reason we see so many different family traditions portrayed across the land during this season.
Food is an obvious tradition according to what our ancestors maintained as tradition during the Christmas holiday in their home countries. Sweets, nuts, and fruits, along with the family dinner at Christmas are traditions separating ethnic groups to this very day.
If you are Scandinavian, for instance, try visiting an Italian family at Christmastime. You will be amazed at the difference in foods that are eaten only at this special time of year, totally alien to what your family serves.
And guess what—Germans are responsible for the original Christmas cookies, decorated with all the designs of the holiday. Hurrah for Germany! I got this info from Christmas traditions Past and present check them out HERE for lot more traditions