In our previous blog post, we said that we will share how we celebrated Christmas in Norway. So, we are here with another new blog post about celebration of Christmas.
We don’t celebrate Christmas in our country like here in Norway. For us, it was the first time we have celebrated Christmas which was one of the amazing experience for us. We celebrated Christmas with Ferie for Alle (Holiday for all) together with other international youth delegates in Røros, one of the beautiful and historical place of Norway.
Ferie for alle was not new for us because we had already got chance to participate on it during autumn holiday but this time it was on Christmas time so we were more excited for this holiday. Our journey for Christmas holiday started from 22nd of December with 15 families (61 participants) from different parts of Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag. On the first day, we met with all the participants and volunteers and introduced ourselves. We, all youth delegates got responsibility for one family. We shared information about activities to our families.
On 23rd of December, we went for walking tour in Røros with the families, visited the church and decorated gingerbread with children. On 24th of December, we went for feeding reindeers and after coming back we helped in distributing gifts from Red Cross to the children. We joined the activities organized by Røros hotel for Christmas eve where we walked around Christmas tree by singing Christmas songs. At 5pm, Santa Claus came and gave gifts to all children. We enjoyed traditional Norwegian Christmas food. We, all six delegates enjoyed Christmas eve by exchanging gifts.
On Christmas day, we went for outdoor activities where we enjoyed snowboarding and skiing. After that we went for watching Christmas movie. On that evening we organized cultural evening where we performed song and dance from our country. We invited families to join us. They also performed singing and dancing from their countries. Other people who were staying in the hotel to celebrate Christmas also joined us. It was a very nice evening with multi-cultural experiences.
On 26th of December, we went for horse sledding and for visiting Røros museum. We organized cultural evening on that day also with a lot of dancing and singing and games for children. We spent a wonderful Christmas holiday in Røros with many indoor and outdoor activities, nice time with families and friends and lots of swimming, jacuzzi & sauna. On 27th of December, we travelled back to Steinkjer with good experiences and memories along with other delegates.
We wish you all a Happy New Year 2018.
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Prakriti and Deepak.