Favorite Holiday memories.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Centre Realtors
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Wishing all my friends and Family Happy Holiday season.

I am originally from India and have been in this country for over 40 years.

When I was growing up in India the traditions at Christmas were different than they are here. I do not know if they have changed.

My Catholic friends celebrated Christmas . I do not remember them having a Christmas tree nor stockings.

There were Christmas trees at public places and we used to love to go to see them.

 

They baked cookies and visited all the neighbors and gave everyone cookies . They decorated their house with the nativity scene and went to midnight mass. They wore new clothes to mass. I used to love to visit them and see the beautiful nativity scene.

My family celebrated Diwali , the festival of lights. We used to also wear new clothes and distribute cookies at Diwali to all our neighbors. There were more than 30 homes. All these cookies were made at home. We also visited our relatives during the holidays. 

My favorite memories are the lovely food items that we ate as the neighbors too  gave us the food that they had cooked.

Another thing we loved about the holidays is the vacation days. I looked forward to Diwali and Christmas vacation.

Life was much simpler in those days. We did not make a list of gifts that we wanted. Our parents took us shopping to buy us new clothes for Diwali and though we got new clothes throughout the year there was something special about going shopping for Diwali clothes. 

 

 

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Margaret, thank you.

Dec 07, 2017 04:07 PM #36
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Grant, thank you .

Dec 07, 2017 04:08 PM #37
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Alexandra, thank you for sharing.

Dec 07, 2017 04:08 PM #38
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Lottie, I agree.

Dec 07, 2017 04:09 PM #39
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Those are good memories and I appreciate you sharing what it was like. That is a pretty tree, too.

Dec 07, 2017 08:38 PM #40
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Good morning Gita.  Thanks for sharing your holiday memories with us.

Dec 08, 2017 04:09 AM #41
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Debbie, thank you.

Dec 08, 2017 05:06 AM #42
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Gabe, thank you

Dec 08, 2017 05:06 AM #43
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Doug Dawes
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Good Morning Gita Bantwal 

I enjoyed your memory of Christmas or Diwali. What a great idea of all the neighbors cooking foods then sharing with each other.

Dec 08, 2017 05:08 AM #44
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Doug, thank you for reading

Dec 08, 2017 05:33 AM #45
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I wish the same for you and yours Gita....make it a wonderful holiday season!

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Thanks for sharing your memories about Christmas, Gita. It's so interesting to read all the various ways we can celebrate. I too appreciate your tree and wish you a magical season of sharing and celebrating. D 

Dec 08, 2017 07:19 AM #47
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Kristin, thank you.

Dec 09, 2017 03:21 AM #48
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Debb, you too have a good holiday season

Dec 09, 2017 03:22 AM #49
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Nathan Gesner
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I always wonder if other cultures share the Christmas tradition. Thank you for sharing with us!

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Thank you for sharing a different holiday perspective with us. It was lovely.

Dec 09, 2017 06:31 AM #51
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Nathan, thank you 

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Rachell, thank you 

Dec 09, 2017 06:33 AM #53
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Gita Bantwal - Those are the best memories when family and tradition meant something. I loved hearing this story because it reminds me very much of how I celebrated my American Christmas holiday too! It was good for you to share. We are all very much the same. Perception gets in the way of reality. 

May you continue to embrace the spirit of Christmas year round as you always do.

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Patricia, you too . Have a great holiday season.

Dec 10, 2017 02:50 AM #55
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