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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Nathan Gesner
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I always wonder if other cultures share the Christmas tradition. Thank you for sharing with us!

Dec 09, 2017 05:34 AM #50
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Rachell Lara & A List Properties
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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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Gita Bantwal
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Nathan, thank you 

Dec 09, 2017 06:33 AM #52
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Rachell, thank you 

Dec 09, 2017 06:33 AM #53
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Patricia Feager
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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.

Dec 09, 2017 03:39 PM #54
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Gita Bantwal
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Patricia, you too . Have a great holiday season.

Dec 10, 2017 02:50 AM #55
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Hannah Williams
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Sometime we forget that not everyone celebrates Christmas Gita Bantwal  I love your entry

Dec 13, 2017 06:28 AM #56
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Hannah, thank you for reading.

Dec 13, 2017 08:10 AM #57
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Will Hamm
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Hello Gita Bantwal,  Cookies, I would fit right in over there for use.  Have a great Christmas.

 

Dec 13, 2017 08:23 AM #58
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Will, thank you.

Dec 13, 2017 10:42 AM #59
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Sharon Tara
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Nice memories Gita! Gorgeous tree too!

Dec 13, 2017 01:24 PM #60
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Gita Bantwal
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Sharon, thank you

Dec 13, 2017 03:33 PM #61
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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Thank you for sharing your memories. Cookies, visiting neighbors, wearing new outfits- those are done all over the world.

Dec 17, 2017 05:16 AM #62
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Gita Bantwal
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Kat, thank you.

Dec 17, 2017 11:22 AM #63
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Inna Ivchenko
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Gita,

Thanks for sharing your special memories! 

Happy Holidays:) 

Dec 18, 2017 11:46 PM #64
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Gita Bantwal
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Inna, happy holidays 

Dec 19, 2017 03:36 AM #65
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Jan Green
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Thank you for sharing your story of Christmas in India.  Traditions remind us that time together is special!  Happy Holidays!

Dec 20, 2017 09:44 PM #66
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Gita Bantwal
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Jan, happy holidays

Dec 21, 2017 08:32 AM #67
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John Juarez
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Many in the San Francisco Bay Area and here in Fremont celebrate Diwali. The celebrations are fun and colorful.

Dec 30, 2017 12:15 PM #68
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John, I have many friends in the Bay area

Dec 30, 2017 02:42 PM #69
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