Eating together on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve

Philippines
December 21, 2009 6:02am CST
It is my family's tradition, as Christians, to celebrate and eat together on every Christmas eve and New Year's Eve. These are the only times of the year when the whole members of the family can get together and talk about pleasant things regardless of our differences. Unfortunately, this year, there's no way ou family will be having these midnight union... My grandpa had passed away and my sister couldn't catch a trip going back in our country.... And so many other reasons with the rest of the members, too... How about you, do you still have this practice or you just sleep through it all?
2 responses
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
21 Dec 09
Hi eureka! It is really interesting to know that on the occasions of Christmas and New year you arrange family dinner and enjoy together. It appears to me a good idea to bond together and relish the sumptuous dinner. We do not have such a tradition here in our families. Families meet each other for get together on the occasions of marriages and parties. :-)
21 Dec 09
Wow thats really interesting! Where in the world are you based?
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
22 Dec 09
Hello, Eureka:-). If you remain in touch with me you will get to know lot about our culture, as we will keep exchanging our thoughts and will keep sharing our cultures and traditions. As such, we do not celebrate Christmas, as we belong to a different religion. However, we celebrate New Year on 31st eve. Sometimes, friends come together to enjoy the party. There is no family re-union, as such. I can understand your point of view that it is not a tradition in your family, however, you take advantage of the positive vibes of the festive occasion. You must enjoy the festivity along with family members, I do believe.:-) Thank you to you also for sharing your point of view. Have a great day.:-) deepak did you check your mail?
21 Dec 09
I think most families do this Christian or no, it's the only time of the year when it's easy for everybody to come together as work allows everyone this time off.
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Hello, Willowgirl.:-) You are right. Even not Christians do have this kind of tradition as well. This is a great time to have time off with everything except family maters tha are pleasant and positive in nature.:-) Thank you for sharing your post here.:-) May you spend your holidays with full joy and blessings.;-) Happy mylotting as well.:-)