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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jan 6, Serbian Orthodox Christmas Eve

Today was filled with shopping, cooking, and finding the traditional Christmas tree. The hitch is that it is not an evergreen, and we burn a part of it and keep a bit of it for luck.
On the day before Christmas there is a fast, if you can all it that. They don't eat dairy and animal products. Our dinner was not lacking, I was full almost as soon as we started. I had so many different kinds of beans, Fun yummy bread, fish, and  too many desserts.

The bread was made with with symbols of the whole family, the house, our orchards, our pets and even a snake to protect us.

We could have gone to the town square for some hot wine with cinnamon, oompa bands, and Some kolo dancing, but we missed it with all the cooking and eating. maybe next year.
Tomorrow is my second Christmas in 2 weeks.
Party on!  I'll keep ya posted.

1 comment:

Abby said...

Merry 2nd Christmas!!