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We have the same situation. Plus, even with church problems, we must go somewhere. |
I for Easter and Orthodox Christmas (well really all the other Orthodox holidays do not mention ) Do something "small." We congratulate the kid each other and get compliments from her husband. I can cook something in the positive.
The most important thing - it is a sense of celebration inside.
That's how they say "Easter mood" - a holiday when the soul.
This extra days to talk with your child about the spiritual component of the holidays.
Generally we are every year more and more away from the celebrations and purchase gifts for the holidays. A certain such obyazalovke give something on certain days. And I am unspeakably happy.
As for families with small children, it may be also in a special way to celebrate two holidays. While the child is small, even just to give some trifle, but if home mom celebrates, say something - today races religious holiday. Children understand everything and then will distinguish holidays.
I liked very much the approach @alena for the holidays. For example, a girl comes of St. Nicholas (at the start of December seems to be in general), and then shish
Haha, we had a case here in the family. Cousin married to a woman from Morocco. We arrive at Christmas, bear baby gift. They brought a gift, because this is our holiday and nice to do something a little because it generally was the only kid among relatives. As a result, we were told: "We do not celebrate, but a child then it will confuse the holidays, do not want it to be Christmas gifts then consider the day Muslims only celebrate a birthday and Ramadan.".
- Ok - we were told. I was upset at first, but then I thought: Well, okay, less gifts, but, I dragged the first year still small.
and after a year and a half ..... when the woman saw that the Catholic-Orthodox families do not carry over gifts to children (and when there is Ramadan, we do not know) .... this past Christmas I was told I did not say that we We do not want to celebrate and do not want gifts.
Yeah-Yeah, I have a good memory
Seeing that all together have decided to honor her religious feelings and did not bring gifts, she decided that she and her children do not harm the Christian holidays.