いちねんでいちばんしあわせなじきですね! - It's the happiest time of the year! 🎄
I meant to post last night, but was way too busy and then exhausted, so here it goes - the story how I spend my Christmas now, it is quite a bit different from Christmases of the past.
Christmas Eve remains the most important day of the holiday.
I like to keep to the tradition of meatless lunches, usually just a soup. This year I actually made a kind of risotto with wild rice and my own picked dried mushrooms (see photo).
After lunch I make calls to my family abroad. It's nice to see and talk to everyone, but also a bit sad, because I cannot be there in person. For the first time, this year we tried a zoom call across three countries. It was great fun!
In the past few years, I liked attending Las Posadas, a Mexican Christmas celebration staged outdoors at a local historical fort. It has been cancelled this year due to the pandemic.
I insist on fish for dinner and I buy a breaded white fish like cod or mai mahi. I do make my own potato salad following my mother's recipe. I am quite proud of that. 😎 Evidence is attached...
I put on Czech Christmas music and listen to carols all throughout the holiday.
For dessert, I have stocked up on Panettone, the Italian sweet bread, Stollen, a German sweet and sometimes Czech Christmas cookies.
We put presents under the tree and open them after dinner.
I started a tradition with two of my friends and their families to get together around Christmas, eat home cooked dinner and celebrate, we've kept it up for 20 long years, but this year we had to skip, sadly. 😥
I try to keep the Christmas spirit into the new year, in fact I leave my tree up until mid-January. January 6 is the traditional end of the Christmas season. Too bad people here seem to forget Christmas as soon as Christmas Day passes...
This moment is a virtual invite into my home to show you what it looks like for the holidays. I hope you'll enjoy it. Have a wonderful holiday season!
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