During December, there is one question I get asked quite often as a young muslim women and that is, You don’t celebrate Christmas, what do you do? Do you have any family traditions? Do you get bored? What do you eat? So I thought I would a blogpost and debunk some of those burning questions.
Even without the decorations, the presents and the food, christmas time is still all about family for me. It’s the time of year families are off so we try and spend as much time as we can together.
On the actual Christmas day, we do not really do anything out of the ordinary. We have a bit of a lie in, we spend time just talking and spending time together watching Christmas TV. We adore Doctor Who so will be watching the Christmas Special.
It is honestly just a time we relax, destress if we can and reconnect with loved ones. Much like those of you who celebrate christmas, just without the religious connotations and the planning that goes behind christmas.
I personally often using the days around Christmas to sort out my head and focus on how I want to grow in the upcoming months. I am too impatient to wait for the new year to make changes so I start early. I get bored of the quiet and my anxious mind needs something to work on so that is what I do.
On boxing day we usually watch Football. Liverpool FC will be playing so we will be supporting our boys. I am planning to grab some snacks so there will be plenty of snackage taking place.
Whenever I go home for long periods of time I can often feel lazy from sitting in my front room for long hours of the day so I plan to getting as much fresh air as I can. A lot of things will be closed but I live near a park so I will be taking a walk around the park.
So to go back to what people who do not celebrate Christmas do during the Christmas break? Pretty much the same as those who celebrate Christmas just with a little bit less fanfare.
Whatever you are doing this week, I hope you having fun surrounded by your nearest and dearest.
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