22. December 2013 by swissfitchick
Hello and happy Sunday!
I am joining in in the Spill Party hosted by our Aussie Twerker, today with some christmas related craziness.
Let’s start with the obligatory selfie. Me in my very typical position when reading blogs. There is an almost identical picture of my Dad with the same pose. A little different hairstyle though. And yes, that’s a pile of
ignored laundry and a benchpress behind me.
What is a traditional/cultural event you and your family/friends celebrate?
We celebrate christmas, aka Holy Night – typically, we have big dinner with the family on the night of the 24th, some also celebrate on the night of the 25th. There’s usually some pre-drinks, dinner, singing christmas songs and then unpacking presents (at least that’s how it was at our house). All in the light of the (real) candles of the (real) christmas tree.
-> Do you have any traditions which you partake in on a consistent basis?
I send money to my host family in the Philippines every year, and I run at least one christmas race.
-> What is something special you and your family/friends do?
Mom used to bake tons of cookies and gingerbread with us and spending afternoons decorating them. I absolutely loved this and I still admire my Mom for all the patience she had with us and for baking about 12 different cookie versions!
My friend Simone and I always go for a Prosecco on the 24th late afternoon. We’ve known each other since 30 years now and are still best friends – and this tradition once started maybe around 15 years ago and goes strong ever since.
-> What does a typical day during this period involve?
On December 6, we celebrate Santa Clause Day. Santa Clause brings sweets for the kids who were good throughout the year and the other ones he kidnaps and takes them with him to the forest 🙂 Typical food are doughy men and girls, mandarines, nuts and chocolate. Alond with some cheese and wine of course 🙂
Also, my Mom visits me every year here in Zurich to do some pre-christmas shopping, watching the christmas lightnings and drinking mulled wine at the christmas market.
-> Most memorable event?
Last year, Sandro and I celebrated christmas on the Uetliberg, the mountain of Zurich. We checked in in the fancy hotel up there and had a wonderful celebration.
How are you celebrating christmas this year?
Favorite christmas traditions?
- MIMM – Christmas Events (fitswisschick.com)
- MIMM – Chasing Christmas Lights and Holiday Season Food Anxiety (fitswisschick.com)
- Photos of Zurich at Christmas time – Part 2 (newinzurich.com)