WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
THIS CHRISTMAS I’M CELEBRATING WITH MY VERY SPECIAL SOMEONE
My hubby is not lonely anymore..hehehe..because i will be with him until next year and the year after and ever! lol. This christmas, I wanna share you some things about Mauritius lifestyle on Christmas day that I see for the first time since I stay in Mauritius. I do realize Mauritius isn’t a calm place after all what I experienced the day before Christmas,
I am a person that likes to go to night markets in every country I visit and especially from where I am from, which is Jakarta. As you may already know, Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. THE BUSIEST CITY EVER! INCLUDING THE FAMOUS TRAFFIC JAMS…LOL. But on 24th December 2016, I saw some towns in Mauritius which have a same crowd like in Jakarta. Look what I shockingly found… And even my hubby didn’t know about this also. He said he just figured it out.
So we decided to stroll around and look what the hype was about..
They were all buying stuff to give as gifts! Like literally the day before christmas…LOL and it’s SUPER CROWDED..
We came there a bit late around 10pm and exactly at 11pm most of the shops were closing. So we decided to go home. The shopping hype was over.
Because of my first time celebrating Christmas here, we decided to buy a Christmas tree. Here it is! Since we only want to buy it once, we pick the one that’s not too small but not that big also.. a medium size… 1m80!
EVEN THE BATMINION WANTS TO CLIMB THE TREE ^^
My hubby said for tradition here, people usually buy a ‘BUCHE DE NOEL’, which is a Christmas cake shaped like a tree log. When we looked at some supermarkets, usually the decoration was simple and dull. So, we decided to buy at our friend’s place who owned a bakery shop. Look how pretty it is..
EVERYTHING IS CHOCOLATE, THE CAKE AND CREAM FILLING <3<3
The price is good also..It’s Rs 150 for that big cake, If I didn’t calculate wrong, perhaps for 6 persons. Anyways talking about tradition here… In Jakarta, there is also a tradition: Usually among friends, there will be an exchange of gifts with an agreed price ceiling. For example, we decide the gifts’ price could be around Rp. 100.000,- and we have to buy something with that price limit. So it will feel fair and nobody will get cheaper or more expensive gifts.
In Church celebration also, we usually light a small candle when the lights are out and sing SILENT NIGHT song altogether. Oh I miss those times!
Anyways, I’m already surprised with the Christmas time here. Lots of things that I still need to experience here in Mauritius and many more.
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