May. 23rd, 2005 @ 05:47 pm
What is your favorite holiday? How do you celebrate it?
Mine is Thanksgiving. I have good memories of lots of turkeys, lots of homemade noodles, piles of mashed potatoes and green beans, and plenty of pie.
No one likes turkey in my house today; we typically eat a nice salmon dinner. (I know, weird...) but we always have plenty of greens, mixed grain rices (wild rice and other grains...mmm!), sparkling cider, and pumpkin pie. I love just having the day off and staying home with the kids - no one goes anywhere and we just slouch around at home. Very very relaxing.
Mine is Thanksgiving too. My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is family. It seems like a holiday without all the extra trappings, where you just get to be together. I love all the sensory stimulation--the warm kitchen, the delicious smells, all the conversation noises, and of course the wonderful tastes.
I really miss going home for Thanksgiving. We never seem to get enough leave and travel is hard that time of year. The last couple of years, Thanksgiving has actually made me a little sad because it makes me miss everybody. But I'm looking forward to starting our own traditions. This year I think I'll actually cook the whole feast. Maybe we'll invite friends.
leave it to me to Be different right now. i love halloween. i love the decor and the costumes and um...of course, the candy
Anzac Day - April 25
Nothing better than sipping hot coffee with a mouthful of Easter Egg chocolate while watching the traditional Collingwood vs Essendon Anzac Day game (Australian Rules Football).
It's hard to pick a favorite, since I enjoy at least something about all of them, and don't really dislike any. I don't care for the over-commercialism that threatens to cheapen many of them, but I usually ignore that in favor of celebrating each holiday the way I want to anyway. My favorites are probably the fall holidays:
--Halloween: Even though I don't get many trick-or-treaters since I'm in an apartment building, I enjoy seeing the costumes, having candy around, decorating for it, and watching some traditional scary movies, like Psycho, Night of the Living Dead,
and Salem's Lot.
--Thanksgiving: It's tradition to watch the parades, have a turkey dinner, and start decorating for Christmas. I always watch Miracle on 34th Street
, since the opening scenes take place on Thanksgiving.
My favourite holiday is Christmas...Christmas Eve in particular. My father started the family tradition of making oyster stew and my DH has continued it! When our daughters were in their teens we began having an "open house" for any and all of their friends to drop by later in the evening. Now that our daughters are young adults and one of them is married with a little boy we can't always get all of us together on Christmas Eve but we still carry on the tradition and usually invite one couple (close friends or neighbours) to share the wonderful oyster stew! It's always a lovely evening of caring and sharing! :)
haha that made me laugh. :D
The most precious holiday to me is a birthday. My friends and I usually go out to eat a really nice meal and exchange some nice gifts and there is always one gift reserved that expresses symbolism and is a token of gratitude.
When the gift is exchanged it is often accompanied by a letter written from the heart that the giver will read aloud to them, and it expresses encouragement for the birthday person's life path and acknowledges their contribution to the world by being here, and thanking them.
It is my most important celebrated holiday and a very very special precious day to me. :)
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