How is the Christmas planning coming along for everyone? It is almost Christmas! My kid’s Christmas holidays start today and I am planning to celebrate this Christmas in a traditional Kerala style. Festivities and traditions are diverse in many countries around the world, but Christmas is all about joy and sharing!
Christmas celebration is part of Kerala’s rich tradition and culture. The season of joy and is celebrated like every other festivals in India, with grandeur and with lots of yummy food. My childhood memories of Christmas are glittering lights, colorful paper stars, Christmas papa and nativity scenes of the birth of Jesus that adore almost every home in Kerala. Our Christian neighbors and friends always help us set up the nativity scenes and the decor. And the most memorable are the trays of yummy Christmas goodies from our neighbors. It was always a fun celebration.
The Christmas celebration is not complete without delicious food. Traditional Christmas dinner is a grand feast. There are many exotic recipes passed down through generations. Preparation starts several days in advance. Dried fruits are soaked in wine to make the best fruit cake. Delicious treats like halwa, achappam, neyyappam, murukku, avalose unda are made days in advance to share among family and friends. Homemade wine is also indispensable for Christmas celebrations.
Finally a must have for Kerala Christmas celebration
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Hope you will all enjoy!