Hello sweet peas!!
Today I am going to be doing a collab with my good friend Marioness! She has been such an amazing supporter, inspiration, and friend, so if you haven’t already do check out her blog!! 😀
So today we are going to be talking about Christmas traditions we each have in our own countries, as she lives in Catalonia and I live in New Zealand – kind of a considerable distance geographically!! 😉
So we’ve broken it down into a few different aspects (do note that I refer to people in New Zealand as “Kiwis” as this is the colloquial name we attribute to ourselves):
Traditional food in New Zealand is a more summery version of English food, with a few bits and bobs we call our own 😉 Food example we always have a pavlova! It’s a must for every kiwi household 😉 And in our family we always have a berry trifle with fresh berries! Berries and ice cream pretty much always makes an appearance around this time of year too! Instead of having a Turkey – although sometimes people do – we generally have a roast ham and new potatoes since they are in season in summer!
For us we always open a small present on Christmas eve, although this isn’t a kiwi thing more of a my family thing 😉 We also attend Christmas eve mass most years (although we haven’t in the last couple – oops!) which I always really enjoy because there is a nativity play, and lots of singing and joy! 😀
We always spend this day with our extended family, which changes every year depending on who is in New Zealand! 😀 Usually we spend it with my mum’s family, although we do spend it occasionally with my dad’s side 🙂 This day usually involves a lot of food, laughter, and fun, and there is always something involving water e.g. a sprinkler, or water guns! 😉
1. Which is your favourite tradition?
I really like how we always have a wee nativity set in our household, this year we have at least three in the main Christmas room!! 😀 And they’re from all around the world, such as the newest one which is from Peru! 🙂
2. And which one you don’t like?
I don’t think I have one I don’t like haha! Although I guess over the years it has become less and less about presents, so I guess that’s less important to me 🙂
3. Do you eat something special on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
Ham, summer vegetables (such as new potatoes and baby carrots, or peas), and always a pavlova and brandy snaps!! 😀
4. Do you prepare the Nativity in New Zealand?
In my family we always have nativity things around the place so yes my family do, but its not a nationwide thing 🙂
5. Have you ever heard of some Catalan traditions?
Never! Which is why it was so cool to learn about them!! 😀 😀 I love learning about the different ways Christmas is celebrated around the world! 🙂
I had so much fun doing this collab, and learnt a lot about Catalan traditions which is so cool! 😀
I hope you’re all having a great day, and remember to go check out Marioness’ post of this! 🙂