Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Our Holidays in a Nutshell

After a rather lengthy hiatus, we are finishing off our virtual year in China, extended to last until the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, on January 31st. 

Our holidays were merry and busy, with lots of celebrating and enjoying time with our wonderful family and friends. 


The girls received apples on Christmas Eve in accordance to the Chinese tradition, and we celebrated New Year day with a Chinese feast. Elle found the lucky bean in the galette des rois we enjoyed on epiphany and was "queen" for the day - a French tradition we have been celebrating since we studied France 3 years ago. We also gathered with friends around a French feast to celebrate hubby's birthday.


It was a busy, joyful time, and now we have been back to work and school and getting ready to celebrate the most important Chinese celebration of the year, Lunar new Year

8 comments:

  1. What a wonderful celebration.
    Blessings, Dawn

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    1. Thank you Dawn, and blessing to you and yours.

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  2. I'm glad you're back, Marie! Thanks for sharing your holiday photos. They look great. You guys must have had lots of fun. :-)

    I'm going to make so much use of your China study for these couple of weeks, so just wanted to say thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas and resources!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Hwee - I know you've been busy with all those great water experiments! Can't wait to read about your spin on exploring China :)

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  3. It's nice to see you back here, it's been quiet without you! Your holiday photos are gorgeous. I love how you've kept up with some of the traditions from the countries you've immersed yourselves in.
    Happy Lunar New Year! (of the green wooden horse?)

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    1. Thanks Lucinda! It's nice to be back :) We've kept a little piece of each of the countries we've immersed ourselves in, and it makes for lots of traditions - which I love as something to look forward to :) And Happy Year of the Horse to you!

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  4. How wonderful to have you back in the blogging world!!
    I'm so pleased you had a lovely restful holidays with family and friends. Looking forward to hearing all about your Chinese New Year!

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    1. Thanks Claire :) I have a lot of catching up to do! The holidays were lovely, if not at all restful :) but I made up for that in the past few weeks, with lots of reading (and a mini hibernation).

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