Guest of the Month club is hosted by Emily at emilyreadseverything.com
This month’s topic is: My Favorite Holiday Tradition
Today on my blog I have Dita from A Lazy Squirrel’s Reading Guide (I love that name!). Let’s get to know her a little better.
Hi, I’m Dita from A Lazy Squirrel’s Reading Guide. Let’s share holiday traditions! 🙂
We (me, my mom and sister) used to not do much on Christmas. 24th is my cousin’s birthday, so we visit her. We used to receive and open gifts on the morning of 25th. And that was mostly all. Maybe we’d have a dinner or maybe we’d visit someone. But overall nothing special.
While for the past five years there’s come to be more. 24th is still cousin’s birthday, but after that I go to my boyfriend’s, typically at his grandparents’ house. There’s eating, eating, drinking and exchanging gifts. To receive the gift you have to recite a Latvian Christmas ‘poem’. So usually you need at least 2 or 3, because there’s a gift from BF, a gift from his parents, a gift from grandparents and possibly from other relatives as well. Laughter ensues, as there’s always some mishaps with the poems – forgetfulness, personal interpretation and so on. 😀
It’s similar for New Years. I’m either with my boyfriend, mom and sister at my relatives or I’m with my boyfriend at his relatives. Yet again, there’s eating, some possible gift exchange or a lottery – everyone brings a gift of a certain worth, the gifts are then numbered and everyone draws a number and receives the corresponding gift. Before midnight we go to the city center to watch the fireworks.
Overall, winter holidays are very much spent with family. With lots of food, as already stated, and hilarity.
Thanks for having me, Sarah! Happy New Year, everyone! 🙂
Thanks Dita! You can follow her on Twitter @DitaSquirrel