Thursday, December 30, 2010

December 24th

Dear friends, I'm sorry that I've kinda neglected my blog. What can I say....IT'S THE HOLIDAYS! We had a wonderful Christmas spent with the Spirko's! In Czech Republic, they celebrate "the generous day - Christmas" on the 24th. We got to embrace their traditions to the fullest....!

Some lovely traditions that we did:
- Have an extra plate set in case an unexpected guest in need comes by the house at dinner time and/or for those who have left us.
- A very important part of Christmas is garlic. It's believed to give strength and protection so there was a bowl of sliced garlic on the table. Everyone bit into a slice.
- Honey is believed to guard against evil. Therefore, before our meal, we ate a waffer style bread with honey on it :)
- Another custom.. No one should ever get up from the table before dinner is finished. Doing this will bring bad luch and death in the family.

The Spirko's Christmas Tree

Micha & I after our tummies were full of deeeelicious food.

Notice the beautiful arrangement of post appetizers below. Yup...we dug into them! So good.

Then the guys jumped on the patio with huge sparklers!!

Well, in a nutshell, we had a great time! Thank you Thank you Thank you Spirko & Micha for a great Christmas Eve dinner!!


linda said...

Adam with long hair,,,,you look good really. When he said long hair I thought it would be down his shoulders ...really really looks good.
Thanks Monique for the info and beautiful pictures once again.Thank you for anniversary wishes...
Happy New year and may tgis new one is full of love laughter and health.We miss you very much but seeing you happy is important for us... sendingLOVE LOVE LOVE your way
Hugs hugs and xxxxxx from Ray and I

Megan said...

It looks like you guys had some great times over the past holiday's and it is always nice to be able to learn and join in on others festivities. I hope you have a Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!
Love T & A

KY said...

Wow, I love the traditions! That is so neat to delve right into their culture. We had a typical "Barvarian Christmas" meal with a German couple here...tried a purple cabbage dish and a beer/cheese spread. Yum!