Family traditions

We just came back from a Goulash Party organized by the parents of friends of ours who live nearby. It was quiet and interesting event, where friends and family got together for a yearly goulash tasting. The goulash was prepared on special coals in a huge cauldron.

This cosy event really made me think about the family traditions.
I think it is great when one can preserve their own traditions and inherit the new ones from the country they live in, should it be Austria, for example. Since we are anyway very international, there is plenty from either side we’d like to keep.

Examples from Ukrainian side would include New Year’s Day celebration. Since this holiday comes before Christmas, it is often called the family holiday. Decorating of a pine tree in a family circle, cooking a multiple course festive dinner, and exchanging of presents are some of my favorite activities that come along with this holiday. Then, of course, there is Christmas, Easter, Women’s Day, shashlik-making in the country house and other activities/events, which we get to spend with the family.

From American side, we enjoy celebrating the Thanksgiving Day, 4 of July, etc.
I really hope that we will develop some traditions in our family, which our friends and family could look forward to every year. I just wish our families lived a tiny bit closer….oh well…

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1 Comment »

  1. Nandine said

    Have just begun to look at this again and find it difficult to log out of this page.

    Thinking of you and knowing it’s any minute now!!

    Warmest regards.

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