Merry Christmas, pals! No, I’m not crazy — today is the Orthodox Christmas, or as my Dad’s side of the family calls it, Russian Christmas.
When I was little, we would actually have another Christmas dinner on
Jan. 7 with my grandparents and celebrate. It wasn’t an evening filled
with opening presents and such like Dec. 25 was, but it was a dinner
filled with traditional favorites like stuffed cabbage rolls, potato
pancakes, kielbasa sauerkraut, perogies and other ethnic favorites. I would usually get one small gift from my grandparents.
|Toby trying to find a sunspot on my Dad’s porch this morning.
In recent years and as my grandparents got older, we haven’t celebrated it like we used to, but we still keep Christmas decorations lit and up through today, and my Dad and I usually go some kind of little celebration like a special dinner. While I’m a particularly religious person, I do love traditions, and this one is not one I want to let go of. So, yes, Toby will get a small present today, like I used to when I was little.
Happy Saturday and Merry Christmas if your family also happens to celebrate today, too. 🙂
Enjoy this week’s blog hop ~