Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡.
In #Spain their not #celebrate the #Christmas- evening like we do in Norway,- so we are going to celebrate it a bit with the Spanish #traditions, and also with a “touch” of Norwegian traditions too this year 😊.
In Spain family and close friends gather for a great meal at home with traditional Spanish celebration meal. I have to admit I’m not quite sure what traditional Christmas celebration meal is. But I’ll ask my eldest son’s fiancé 😊.
Normally they have no gifts at Christmas evening or Christmas Day the 25. December. It’s a bit more Christmas gifts now in this days for some Spanish #families, then it was before – but fare away from like it is in #Norway. I actually did ask my students about this 😊.
For them it’s about to be #together around the table with good food, good #atmosphere and good #conversation this evening 🥰. Its The Three Holy Kings that are coming with the gifts and they are not coming at the 24. December like Santa Claus are doing in Norway and many other countries. The Spanish ones normally don’t have very much Santa Claus #decorations either,- its more Angel’s and The Three Holy Kings,- and other kind of typical Christmas decorations like lights and Christmas Balls,- and Christmas Trees , the Jesus- baby, Joseph and Maria, the crib and the animals 🎄.
There are some Santa Claus “here and there”,- special in the typical international stores like IKEA, Lidle, Aldi- and some other stores. And Santa Claus has also got a tiny more “inpass” in different national stores too. Little by little the international Santa Claus “traditions” are coming slowly but still more and more to Spain too 🎅.
In Spain they are mainly celebration The Three Holy Kings the 6. January,- and the celebration starts in the evening on the 5. January. And it’s at this time its natural for the Spanish to give Christmas gifts to each other 🎁.
So when we are going to celebrate Christmas evening this year it will be no gifts,- but there will be a celebration meal with traditional Norwegian Christmas- food together with family and friends 🥰. Then we do celebrate the Christmas evening in a way with a “touch” of Spanish traditions, together with a Norwegian traditional Christmas- dinner 😊. And why not do it like this, when we actually are in Spain, we do live in Spain 😊.
Traditions are #changing like we are changing and like our life are changing too 😊. And it’s Christmas about being together in #harmony with the ones you care about? 🧡
I do feel a bit comfort in this- this thought of celebrate the Christmas in Spain with the traditional Spanish traditions together with a touch of the Norwegian traditions like Norwegian Christmas- food and be together with my love ones in harmony 🥰.
I still do miss the #opportunity to give my love ones, – like my children, sisters, nieces, nephews and my parents Christmas gifts,- but at the same time it feels so much better to change my #focus to a Spanish Christmas celebration and traditions put together with traditional Norwegian Christmas- food 🧡. Sometimes, or actually many times , all is about the focus- even it’s not always easy to turn the focus around 😊. But I’m #accepting my #situation a bit more for every day,- and I also get more and more “guts” to change it too 😊.
I’m really looking forward to a nice and tasty, traditional norwegian Christmas- meal together with my children and some friends in Spain now,- a bit more for every day we get closer to the Christmas- evening 🧡. I didn’t thought I was going to be “here” I’m today 20 days ago,- to be able to #feel #joy and #happiness, be able to look forward to the Christmas- evening 😊. But I m 🧡. It’s going to be a great and cozy evening 🎄.
This last weekend before Christmas is about my online work,- AND to make the last Christmas cakes and the Christmas- dessert 🥰.
I hope you feel comfort, joy and happiness in your Christmas celebrations,- even they are some new traditions or some “old” ones that you have had for many years 🎄.
I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for dropping by my #blog today too 🧡.
See you soon 😊
#Christmas is about being together with the #love ones 🧡. And it’s about #dreams, #hopes and #wishes 🧡. It’s also about #traditions and #cultures that #changes as we are changing too 😊.