Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Jul and Happy Christoujenna!

It's Christmas time! In a few hours the shops will close, the roads will empty and at 5 pm the church bells will chime all over the country. People will gather for Christmas dinner, to dance around the Christmas tree and and to exchange gifts. Today Christmas is celebrated in Norway. We wish each other God Jul - for Merry Christmas. Jul is from Norse meaning winter period. In pre - Christian time, the big celebration was on the darkest night of the year - 21.12: Here is to the sun taking us to brighter days! And as in Diwali, light is so important..

In Greece we say Καλα Χριστουγεννα (Kala Christoujenna) for Merry Christmas, and we celebrate on the 25.12. In my family we exchange gifts on that day, or on New Years Eve. On Christmas day we have a long delicious Christmas lunch, with turkey as the main star. And when I say long meal, I really mean long meal...

The most important for me is to hang out with family and friends, to make some good memories together. That is what matters the most, I think. So here is to the moments, dear reader!  

And am I one lucky lady, or what?! One of the greatest benefits about living a global life is the chance to join in on celebrations from all over the world - because when in Rome, do as the Romans right? And it has been some amazing celebrations in Mumbai this year! And now - it is time for Christmas!

Ι send you warm wishes, dear reader! I am so grateful for each and one of you and feel so grateful that you follow my blog! All the best!

Merry Christmas - God Jul - Καλα Χριστουγεννα!!


  1. Wonderful to know about the celebrations, Eli! Festivals are a great way to build long lasting beautiful memories with family and loved ones. Love your collage, the dolls are so cute! Wish you and your family Merry Jul and Happy Christoujenna! :)

    1. Thank you so much dear Arti, for your sweet words. I send you warm wishes back:-) All the best to you and your family!


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