Sunday, December 14, 2008

What To Do If You Don’t Celebrate Christmas

I don’t, because it’s not my religious holiday. Most people in Kyrgyzstan are Muslim and my bf is Jewish, his mom being from Jerusalem and father from Poland. But we do exchange gifts. I don’t know why. Every day is a gift with him, but on Christmas everybody give each other gifts, and I feel obliged to give gifts to my friends when they do it. So, living here in US for almost 3 Christmases I realized that Christmas does not care who you are, where you’re from, what color is your skin- you got to be happy and exchange gifts. I like it, I feel blended in the local culture and don’t feel a stranger anymore. Just one questions remains- I don’t have to change my religion, do I?

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