We have already entered in New Year but we could not resist to share how we found Christmas in Norway as this was the first timewe celebrated Christmas. So, here we go..
Every 24th December is celebrated as Christmas all around the world. We know that , we have read about it in our School and seen the Pictures of celebration every year in newspaper. But it was good to see very closely how Christmas is celebrated in Norway.
Winter is warmed up by the celebration of Christmas. The preparation of Christmas started from early November. Small trees nearby houses and roads were decorated with different colourful lights. Every house had lightings. Shopping markets were well decorated and we could easily notice Santa Claus. People looked very pleased for welcoming Christmas and busy in shopping. Christian followers started to make plan of celebration and place of gathering. It is festival of reliefs for students since it falls after completion of examination. The lighting in Christmas reflects as our Festival Tihar which is known as Festival of Light.
It was nice start of our Christmas since we had special gift from our teacher. She gave nice homemade biscuits and cookies in occasion of Christmas. We had also invitation of Lunch from District office. There were different food stuffs on lunch. We wished one another about Christmas. We played dice game which was interesting and new one for us. We spent time just getting engaged with each other. We were given very beautiful gift from our Manager of Telemark Red Cross.
Skien youth group organised special dinner event on 15th December for youths. We enjoyed a lot with volunteers and leader. We tasted delicious meals. We played Quiz related to Christmas. We talked about the festivals of our respective nation. We shared our different incidents and happening among them.
It was nice environment to get know each other very close and see the way of celebrating Christmas. We wish all the Christian have very joyful and healthy life. God Jul.