It is a wonderful article, Preena. I like the tradition of exchanging sweets and food on Christmas Day. We do that here in our family by having a "Cookie Exchange". The first Sunday in December I have a Christmas Tea for all the women in the family. We each bake our special cookies and bring from one to six dozen cookies to the tea. We can then take home the same amount of cookies we brought by exchanging with others.
The Casuarina tree must be lovely when decorated. The wispy branches are so pretty. We have a belief that if there is a bird nest in the tree it will bring good luck for the coming year.
Do you make your own ornaments for the tree? I make a new Angel for my tree every year.
I love learning about traditions in other countries. I did not see any references to lack of religious freedom. If one reads your article, it is quite clear what it is about.
Very well done and interesting article.
Walk in Peace and Harmony.
Phyllis Doyle Burns
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