One of the things that I love most about the holiday season is attending and organizing parties and events. Yesterday, my kids got to attend 2 significant cultural events: A Filipino one and a Czech one. Our day started off by attending a Filipino party in Prague. It was an event organized by the Filipino community and was open to all Filipinos in the Czech Republic and their families.
It was a typical Filipino party with lots of food, a load of entertainment and attended by a bunch of loud, happy people. My husband, who is not used to huge parties, used to shy away from these events. But after several years of being with me, he now enjoys it immensely. Even my children love these parties. And what’s not to love? There’s always lots of candies and a friend to play with.
But as much as we wanted to stay the whole night for this year’s Christmas party, we also cannot afford to miss another event that was awaiting us back home .
It was the eve of the feast of St. Nicholas (Svaty Mikuláš). They got to be visited by 3 interesting characters: a devil, an angel and Mikuláš.
My Jakub is at an age where he is still very impressionable, so he excitedly recited a rhyme and even sang a song for our guests. Michaela on the otherhand, is now at the stage where she likes to imitate her older brother. Not to be outdone, she also recited some nursery rhymes that we always do together.
At the end of the visit, the kids got a bag of goodies and some candies from the angel. That’s their prize for being good the whole year!
With all the events my kids got to attend yesterday, I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves December. And because we are a bi-cultural household, it’s always twice the fun!