CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS IN ARGENTINA
Today is December 8th (“Virgin Mary Day” so it’s a holiday here). As a matter of fact I’m really melting (36º C). This may sound strange for those who live in the north hemisphere. You are used to seeing Christmas trees covered with snow but...not here in Argentina. However, the hot and dull weather didn’t prevent me to put our Christmas tree up today.
We also put colourful lights (I’ll put them tomorrow because I’m a tad tired today). We light our Christmas tree every night ‘til December 31st.
We also put some decorations on our doors.
Our tradition is to put the Christmas tree up on December 8th until January 6th (when the 3 Kings- Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar- arrive). We usually put some presents around the tree to open them on December 24th just some minutes after 12 pm. Thus, on Christmas Eve we have a family gathering. We usually eat some salads and cold chicken or pork chops. Then, we have a dessert (usually ice-cream or a fruit salad). Having done this we all prepare a special table with some champagne, turrones, panettone and some dry fruits. We shouldn’t eat the latter since it’s not so good when it’s hot but …traditions are traditions.
What do you do on these days?
Jo and Helen, I like your Christmas Decorations. It seems that our tradition is similar to yours.
Anita, your decorations are lovely too and I found your customs very interesting indeed. I love your pictures.
A.Paula, I wish you the best for your written part of the FCE. I’ll say a prayer for you my friend. Relax and be more confident and less demanding.
Naheed, thank you so much for your tips on yoga exercises. By the way, I used to practise pranayama breathing and now that you mentioned it I started practising again. You are so far and so near at the same time.
Dr. James, I like your entries. Now that you are blogging everyday we know more about your life. Send my regards to your wife and daughters.
Carmen, hope you enjoy your Concert today and that you got over your cold.
Pary, it’s very nice to see you here too. I could store hundreds of pictures on my PC without any problem. My hard disk is big. Send my love to your lovely sons.
Marianne, I was sad to hear that you were in hospital in April. Are you OK now? I’m curious about your mom’s stories connected with Argentina. Hope you can tell us more about it. By the way you can freely call me Cris.
Mahajabeen, I’m happy that you enjoyed the pictures. Hope we can talk soon.
Beatriz, I didn’t have the opportunity to cross the frontier to Chile but everybody says that Chile’s landscape is wonderful. Maybe next time…
I must leave now.
Until next blog, see you around,
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