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The Forgotten Christmas Tradition

Essay finalist in the 2016 ‘Basket of Cheer’ Contest | Grade 10 The forgotten Christmas tradition I chose originated in Poland. This tradition is called the Christmas Wafer (in English). The Christmas Wafer is special bread, similar to the bread used for communion during Mass; it is made of flour and water. Before the Christmas Eve meal and after grace is the traditional time you would pass around the wafer. It starts with the man of the household and his wife, and then the oldest person goes next (it could be a guest or a family member). After all the...

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A Cheery Christmas Eve Tradition

Essay finalist in the 2016 ‘Basket of Cheer’ Contest | Grade 9 A Christmas tradition that my family and I enjoy celebrating is one of blessing, sweets, and family. Every Christmas Eve, my immediate family gathers and begins the night by following a tradition from my mother’s European heritage. Then, we fill the evening with singing, gifts, and family time. In current years, Christmas Eve has grown even more special to my family, because my two older brothers are away at college most of the year. This tradition is one in which I’d love to see more people participate, and...

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The Yucky Dinner

Annie’s grandfather is full-blooded Italian, and celebrated a special ‘Feast of the 7 Fishes’ on Christmas Eve. But, it changed over time, and the ‘Yucky Dinner’ has given them more to laugh about every year.

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