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2013 Week 49: YouTube, a Thanksgiving miracle

Holidays create some of the most profound imprints on our memory and recalling those memories with all of our senses brings certain feelings bubbling to the surface. We may not remember the details of our past, but for anyone fortunate … Continue reading

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2013 Week 2: The joy of undecorating

I love the holidays. Everything about it. Especially decorating. The way the house feels¬† warm and cozy with cinnamon candles and a glowing Christmas tree. But to be honest, this year, I couldn’t wait to undecorate. We’ve been in Christmas … Continue reading

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2013 Week 1: King for a day

Happy New Year! Here in Switzerland, the holiday season doesn’t end when you ring in the new year. You get to celebrate DreiK√∂nigstag, or three kings’ day, on January 6. The day marks the Christian acknowledgement of Epiphany, the manifestation … Continue reading

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Looking back on Week 41: Hallowthanksgivistmas

Our trip back to the States was a lovely adventure in celebrations. With Number Two on the way, we will be unable to fly to the United States for Christmas. Instead, we went home in the fall and celebrated the … Continue reading

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Week 49: Say hello to Samichlaus and Schmutzli

This week it’s my turn to be introduced to a new holiday tradition: the Dec. 6 feast of St. Nicholas, here in Bern, and the rest of German-speaking Switzerland, known as Samichlaus. It’s a fun celebration for kids similar to … Continue reading

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Week 40: The meaning of Christmas

It’s a little early to be thinking about Christmas. Unless you’re one of the disgustingly organized shoppers with a year-long running list completed before Halloween trick-or-treaters bang down neighborhood doors. Unlike me. Or, like me, one of countless holiday travelers … Continue reading

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