Thursday, 25 December 2008

Christmas Eve 2008

Yesterday was X'mas Eve 24.12.08. Here in Germany they call this day Heiligabend. This day is very important for the Family member to celebrate Christmas time of the year. The shops and some office open only half day.
People bought the best food for this day and excitedly prepared for this fest. All family members come and meet at the parents house. They eat together and give presents each other.
We have actually no other family member in Germany. So this day is for us no significance. This time we planned to do something instead of sitting at home. We went to a restaurant ( some restaurants open this evening ). The name of this restaurant is Cheers in Emmendingen, which is 40 Min. drive from our House. The owner is the brother of my working colleague, Gavina. She and her family also came there and we sit together.
It was a nice time for me and for Thomas also. We talked this and that. Gavina's mother gave me a present. It was a book for Christmas cookies.It is a nice present for me. I can try my baking talent. Danke Mama!
At about 22:00 we were back at home.
This was my first Christmas dinner in Restaurant at Heilegabend.

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