What was your favourite celebration when you were a child?

@Porcospino (28251)
Denmark
July 12, 2010 9:57am CST
In my country we a have a celebration called "Fastelavn". On that day the children dress up and walk from door to door while they sing a special song. In return they receive money and sometimes candy. On the day of Fastelavn the children also have a kind of game where they hit a barrrel, that is called "knocking the cat out of the barrel", because in the old days there was a real cat inside the barrel! Fortuneately that is no longer allowed and now the barrel is usually filled with candy and raisins instead. The children hit the barrel one at a time and the child who makes the buttom of the barrel fall out wins the competition. The reward is a crown that is placed on the child's head. Another fastelavn tradition is the "fastelavnsris" which is a decorated tree branch filled with candy. When I was a child Fastelavn was my favourite celebration. My mother wouldn't let me walk from door to door and collect money, because she considered it begging, but I always participated in the other games and I always received candy from my mother. What was your favourite celebration when you were a child? What is your favourtie celebration or holiday today?
10 responses
@Dezzaan (80)
• Sweden
13 Jul 10
My favorite celebration/holiday when I was a child is Christmas and it still is! That is because I love it when the whole family is together and everyone is in such a good mood and it makes me warm, I love it!
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@Porcospino (28251)
• Denmark
13 Jul 10
Yes, it is very nice when the entire family is together. When I was a child I always celebrated Christmas Eve with my entire family: My parents, my brother, my grandparents, my aunts, my uncles, my cousins, my cousins' children etc. and it was always a lot of fun.
• Sweden
17 Jul 10
yeah, and its not about the presents you get and such. Its about being together :)
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@sender621 (14934)
• United States
13 Jul 10
Celebrating Chistmas was always my favorite thing to do as a child. I still love to celebrate Christmas. It is a time of great joy, love nd expectation. Time with family and friends at Christmas is the greatest gift. i love to celebrate Christmas!
@Porcospino (28251)
• Denmark
13 Jul 10
I agree with that. The time that I spend with my family and my friends is one of the things that I love about christmas. When I was a child. The presents were the most important thing I still like to give and receive presents, but it is not that important to me. The time that I spend with my family the real gift!
@Porcospino (28251)
• Denmark
13 Jul 10
I meant "the time I spend with my family IS the real gift"
@incus99 (1085)
• Philippines
12 Jul 10
My favorite celebration during childhood was New years eve.. People lit fireworks in the eve of December 31 to welcome the New Year, we also have midnight meal with the whole family...
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@Porcospino (28251)
• Denmark
12 Jul 10
I like New Year's Eve, too. In my country we don't eat at midnight, we usually eat at 6 or 7 p.m., and at midnight we drink champagne and watch the fireworks. When the fireworks are finished we return to the houses and drink coffee and eat a special kind of cake called "kransekage". That is very delicious
• China
13 Jul 10
I like New Year's Eve too . I think this is the most important festival in a year . In that day , my family members will be reunited in order to celebrate this festival . We usually eat dinner at 6 P.m together , but at midnight , we still have a second eating . We eat snack , watch TV , talk some interesting things and so on . Everyone is happy in every New Year's Eve . Do you think so ?
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@phacat (20)
• United States
20 Jul 10
When I was a child I was introduced to a May Day activity that I really enjoyed. I have always loved doing crafts. In my school that year we all made "May Baskets". They were little baskets we filled with artifical flowers we had made. We decorated the baskets. The flowers were then put in the basket. We thought of someone we knew who would really love to get a little something special. Then we were to hang the basket on their door without anyone knowing on the first of May. When the person who got the basket acknowledged getting it and wondered who gave it to them I felt really good that I had secretly made someone else feel good as well.
@Porcospino (28251)
• Denmark
20 Jul 10
Thanks for your response. I have never heard about May baskets before, but it sounds like a very nice tradition. I also like to do different kinds of crafts and I like the idea of surpricing people, and doing something nice for others without telling them who is was from. We don't have a tradition like that in my country, where are you from?
@ivygrey (550)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
I really think that most people I know, They would definitely say Christmas.When I was a child I love it too until now. But I really have to say that I so love New Year Celebration, There's something about new year that makes it really special in my FAmily. I always remember that every year all of us my family my uncle and everyone in my father's side, get together at a certain house every year. Maybe my uncle's , then our's on the following year.. It was so fun.. We are so many and I am so proud to say that everyone in our family participate with the games and all those fun stuffs,
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@Porcospino (28251)
• Denmark
13 Jul 10
Your New Year celebrations sound like a lot of fun. I like New Year's Eve as well. There is always a special kind of atmosphere that night and I like that. My parents and some of their friends have celebrated New Year's Eve together for almost 35 years. Their children are about my age and we always had a great time together. I have many happy memories from those years.
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
My favorite celebration when I was a child was Christmas. It was the time when I expect kids and we as a family usually go to a party where my father works. Its really fun and exciting and I am always looking forward to such event.
@Porcospino (28251)
• Denmark
13 Jul 10
I also loved christmas when I was a child. We usually went to couple of different christmas parties or "christmas lunches" as we call it in my country. A christmas lunch is a party where we eat the traditional christmas food, talk and have fun. The place where my father worked always arranged one of those parties, and it was a lot of fun, my brother and I always looked forward to those parties.
@Ladyslipper (1330)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
When I was still a child my favorite celebration is Christmas. I'm excited with all the gifts I get from my parents, relatives, siblings, friends and from Santa Claus. I used to believe there's really Santa Claus when I was still a child until the age of 11 or 12 I think. My brother, sister and I would hang our socks. Come morning after Christmas eve we would excitedly check what's inside our socks.
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@Porcospino (28251)
• Denmark
13 Jul 10
I also believed in Santa Claus when I was a child. One year my older cousin dressed up as Santa Claus, and I didn't recognize him at all, I really thought that Santa Claus had come for a visit. In my country we don't use socks and we always open the presents on Christmas Eve when we have had our christmas dinner.In my family the youngest person opens the first present, and that is my brother
@o0jopak0o (6405)
• Philippines
12 Jul 10
its always christmas because of the gifts. there are not that much special days of celebrations for kids that i enjoyed when i was a kid.
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@Porcospino (28251)
• Denmark
13 Jul 10
I also liked christmas when I was a child. Actually I still like it, but I am less interested in the presents now. Today it is much more important to me to spend some time with my family.
• United Arab Emirates
12 Jul 10
India is a country where there is unity in diversity. Therw is a festival almost every month and all enjoy without any caste barrier. We celebrate easter, christmas, new year, divali, holi, dassera, ramzan and there are many more which i dont know the names....but we all used to enjoy these festivals as kids. Being a christian I used to love christmas. we used to do carol singing the christmas grotto etc. we also enjoyed holi...its the festival of colors where peole throw colors on each other and we also have the rain dance.
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@Porcospino (28251)
• Denmark
12 Jul 10
I have heard a little bit about divali and holy. I have a friend from India and he sometimes writes about the festivals from India. I love hearing about it. I have always wanted to visit India, and I hope that it will be possible to one day I am also a christian and christmas is an important holiday in my country. I love spending time with my family, singing the christmas carols, exchanging gifts etc.
13 Jul 10
WE go swimming for my birthday we celebrate in an outing. My favorite part are the special gifts ha ha ha! the games in the sand.