Parties - what are your traditions?
June 23, 2018 2:47pm CST
My husband and I have some friends from Burma (Myanmar) When we visit them they serve food and drinks for us, but they don't touch the food or the drinks. They eat when we aren't there. When Danes invite friends, the host and the visitors eat together. Our friends are immigrants, and they have been living in Denmark for several years, but they still keep their own tradition and they eat before or after their visitors arrive. In Denmark the host usually sets the table before the visitors arrive, and they need to know the number of visitors in advance. In Denmark it is important that you show up on time. If the party starts at 6 p.m. we are expected to arrive at that time. If we arrive later we call the host and let them know. What is it like in your country? Do you eat together when there is a party? Do you are arrive on time or later?
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Traditions we all used to participate as a family have long since stopped unfortunately due to many of the family moving far away, some passing from this earthly plane to another, and some emotional distance made by existing siblings, surviving the losses as we have. There was one tradition though that serves my memory well, every time we all were together about to eat, all of us participated in a 'grace blessing' if you will despite not being a true believer, and there was no judgment.