Christmas holidays

India
December 25, 2010 3:43am CST
I am still here in my daughter’s home, schools and colleges are closed for ‘Christmas vacation’ from 23rd to 3rd January. Banks, offices are closed on 25th, 26th is Sunday. My grandson, he is in high school, and granddaughter, she reads in an Engineering college, proposed to celebrate X’ mas our way as we are Hindu. We hired a taxi-car and visited 4 temples in this city and villages on way to another city. We offered banana and broke coconut in the temples. In this city we visited an old classmate of mine, he is Christian. We all enjoyed dinner there in his home, we gave banana and coconut offered to our gods, goddesses to this friend and his family members. We felt so good. We are back in our daughter’s home just now, tomorrow morning we will be going back to our home. [i][b]Are our schools, colleges, offices closed for Christmas, for how many days? How you celebrate this? Please share.[/b][/i] MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEWYEAR Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
31 Dec 10
Everyone is welcome to join in Christmas celebration. In Malaysia we open our houses to share with other races and beliefs in celebrating Christmas. I see that you are also having a great time celebrating Christmas with your christian friend.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
29 Dec 10
For our schools here in this area, the official winter break was supposed to be from the 20th of December until the 2nd of January. However, the kids ended up getting a couple of extra days because we had a snowstorm on the 15th of December that closed school on the 16th and 17th. As far as offices and such go, this year with the holiday falling on a Saturday, everything is closed on the Eve of the holidays, meaning my husband was off work on Christmas Eve and will also be off work on New Year's Eve.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
28 Dec 10
Last week I had to work monday through thursady. I have been off since Christmas Eve and don't have to go back to work until January 3rd! I will get paid for 5 of those days! I am luckly I have a job where I can be off for the Christmas and New Years! On Christmas Day the only places were open where the Walgreen stores and some of the mini-marts/gas stations. I work at a college, in food service. The students have winter break from the December 18th to January 9,2011. On Christmas Eve,Christmas Day and on sunday I was working at my part-time job. I feed at a horse stable. I used to have a horse and ever since he passed away I conitinue to owrk there! Four days a week! My Christmas with my family will be on Saturday,1/1/11 at my older brothers home! I can't wait!
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
Well here in the Philippines, Christmas holidays meant for students of all level, a two-week vacation from school. My husband's off lasted only for three days and he'll be back working today. Christmas holidays is a great deal for us Filipinos because most of us are Christians, particularly Roman Catholics.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Dec 10
School here always have about 2 weeks out of school for Chritmas and New Years. Of course banks close for that day. other than that every thing goes on as usual th only time every thing closes is new years day ya cant find a grocery store open so better buy what ya need before hand .
• India
26 Dec 10
For me it's Monday to Friday at work and Christmas was on Saturday. So it was already a holiday for me, I would be more happy id Christmas is on Monday or Friday next year. That Way I would be able to enjoy a long weekend. Thank you for sharing and wish you happy new year 2011.
• United States
25 Dec 10
Merry Christmas everyone! Having a great one so far.
@mtrguanlao (5527)
• Philippines
25 Dec 10
Hello Professor! Merry Christmas! Fortunately,my son just graduated from college this September 2010 and he is now working as an IT in a prestigious school here in our country. But since he works in a school,he also has a vacation days started December 22 till January 02,2011. This christmas,we had a reunion and it was so great! All of our relatives came to my home,they also brought some food for potluck. We had some card games like poker,lol! We also had exchange gifts for the kids even for adults. It's a great day this christmas! See you around Prof!
@nilzerous1 (2435)
• India
25 Dec 10
This is a public holiday. My brother has just arrived from a distant place. We all have planned to have a grand outdoor dinner. Merry Christmas!
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
25 Dec 10
hi professor, last night, christmas eve, i was at my mom's place. there was a reunion of all siblings and then midnight, everyone gathered by the christmas tree and all at the same time opened their presents. mom has given me a curtain and a mug. the next day, christmas day, i was online at 8:30am and i was doing mylot but was invited for lunch so i had to stop around 11:00am and had to go to my daughter's in laws. there i received another present and i had too much calorie intake. i enjoyed the fruit salad in cream, a lot. went to church at 4pm and then did a little walk.. home at 7pm and then back to mylot. office will open on tuesday, december 28 as it is still a declared holiday on the 27th. have a very nice day. bless you. ann
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
25 Dec 10
It's wonderful that your stores/businesses close for the holidays. The kids were out of school on the 22nd, and return on the 3rd. During that time. some stores closed at 6pm on the 24th, and remain closed on the 25th. Other stores have shortened their hours, but remain open during the holiday season. I wish all the stores would close on the 25th. The majority of gas stations remain open too.
• Canada
25 Dec 10
I have relatives from Denmark abd Germany, who celebrate Christmas on the 24th, so that is what we did last night. We had roast pork for dinner with red cabbage, gravy, and German potatoes. I called my favourite bakery, and they made a Black Firest caje. Mmmm, yummy. We exchanged gifts, and just sat around talking all night. It was wonderful! Now it's 5:00 AM, and we are getting ready to take tge bus to Toronto, and spend three days at our favourite hotel, for a mini vacation.