Another year around
December 2, 2012 10:39am CST
December is here and all of the people in our country are very busy. They are very busy for the coming Christmas and another year will come (2013). In our native land here in the Philippines, mostly Filipinos are very busy preparing for this this Christmas and the year end. They prepare decors, lights, gifts for the parties,coins, all the staff that are form circle, food of course, and specially new dresses and outfits, and etc. My auntie, prepares a lot of food for there guest and friends and that's the only way of showing gratitude for this year end and also a way of thanking God for all the blessings she have. Now, how about you my fellow MyLot there? Do you do these in each of your homes also?
20 Dec 12
Hi, I just read this nice discussion but wonder why there is only one response. My tip, find an attractive heading / title and choose the right interest to get more views of your post. As you said, i am sure everyone is busy. For us in India our main festival celebrated in oct/nov months i.e. Diwali - festival of lights and we have a similar celebration as mentioned by you. I can understand how excited everyone would be. enjoy and have fun.
21 Dec 12
Hi viju0410, thank you for your response. Thank you also for appreciating this discussion. Anyways, I'm glad that you also share this to us. What does Diwali means? And how do you celebrate it? In our celebration, before Christmas, we attended nine midnight mass or novena for the coming for our Savior, Jesus Christ. It is also called "Misa de Gallo" or midnight mass. You are right! I'm so excited for this coming day. :)
24 Dec 12
Hi, Diwali or Deepawali is the festival of lights and see the link for a brief info about this Hindu festival. However all the people celebrate this festival and similarly christmas is also celebrated among all in India too irrespective of the religion...and i love the rum cakes prepared by my christian friends and neighbors. Merry Christmas & a great new year.... the countdown start now....
4 Dec 12
I miss the times when my parents give us gifts. I think they're not into that game anymore. As long as there's food and everything is set for Christmas, all is well for us. But the gift thing, I really miss it. It's not because of the quantity of the gift, knowing that you have something new at the end of the year, it's simply because of the thoughtfulness and the feeling that your parents are generous to you. Anyway, Christmas is Christmas and I won't take it as a usual occasion. It's more of commemorating the very reason why we're celebrating it. Merry Christmas!