Soon, everybody here will be off to some sort of family event around Christmas. There will be nice dinners, presents and a lot of candy and cookies.
Norway in particular, and I suspect that might be similar in other areas of Scandinavia, is obsessed with candles and light in different variations. I have seen decorated windows and trees for weeks now.
What is it like in your area? What holidays do you have if Christmas is not your cup of tea?
Italy have Christmas, but this year the city is slow illuminated and decorated ( the excuse is the economy ). Today the snow have covered most of the street so i will be back to home to 2 hours for 10km XD
At home i’ve just make a decorated tree :) but there isn’t candy and cookies there is only a big dinner and lunch in the day 24 25 26!
hehe Vas but you live in Russia! In Italy is diffent :P
About Russia i have buy a busby cap because the winter make me some headache, and i love this _
But isn’t a very Russian busby :(
my photos [twitpic.com] on twitpic.comstuk, about snow… see
In Kosovo we don’t have Christmas but our main holiday is the new year. Here city is partially illuminated and I see people buying presents because we do buy presents for the new year though.
And yes, sun is here with us [twitpic.com]
I live in Australia. Main holiday is actually Christmas (Dec 25) unlike most of you guys :P Also, New Years (Dec 31).
We aren’t obsessed with lights but there is plenty of fireworks.
Decorations are all over the city. Every shop and town decorates in their own unique way (anything goes). Predominantly red and green colours.
It’s summer here so no snow (it doesn’t snow in winter either). Some families get a christmas tree for the house and put presents underneath it.
I live in Germany, and our main Holiday this time is definitely Christmas (24-26) and then (including New Year) most people I know work again on 10.1.2011, some also on 3.1.2011. Most Industry is closed between Christmas and New Year.
Regarding Lights, its very different. Some people go the “traditional” way with a Christmas tree and some small lights, some go the “American” way with a lot of electric light and stuff in the garden and on the roof, but that’s less than the first one.
We will only have a Christmas tree and some small decorations. Otherwise it would not survive the dog and the children :-)) And it’s much better in my opinion to not make too much…