topum (topum) wrote,

It is Christmas again

So on Saturday it is Christmas Eve here. Moldovans are Orthodox and most Eastern Orthodox churches base their liturgical calendar on the Julian calendar not on the Gregorian calendar like we do.

Christmas seems to be big here but it is more about going to church and way less about presents and buying stuff than back home. But the main thing by far is carol singing and all kinds of performances, the extent of which (as well the planning that goes into them) was a surprise for us.

Our kid and his gang are in the thick of it all with a bunch of older boys from our village and they are now strategising how to beat the other performing gangs and are also putting those finishing touches on their routine.

I will need a separate post on this but to give you some impression, I'll just leave this here for now:

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