Wednesday, June 29, 2011
So we were coming back from the shopping strip today and saw these three guys walked by. Hours later we leave the hostel and run into them again, I took it as a sign that I was supposed to interview them. Dr. V asked us to talk to a native about their traditions. I talked to two young men by the name of Elco he's Dutch. I asked them about their traditions on different special occasions such as birthdays and holidays. When they celebrate birthdays they celebrate it one day with their friends and one day with their family and usually drink beer. I asked his friend Anish from India about their weddings. They celebrate someone getting married tree times. The women celebrate together, the men celebrate together then they come together and celebrate together. The women wear saahris, which are the long gorgeous colorful WRAPS. They celebrate the New Years like us. They pop fireworks, drink champagne, and party. The Dutch Independence day is on May 5, when they gained freedom from Germany. They usually have parades, the only people who usually celebrate it are veterans or the elderly people. The last holiday I asked about was Christmas. Their Christmas is basically like ours. They have Christmas trees as well, they just now started putting their presents under the trees. Before they just gave the gifts to each other after dinner. I enjoyed conversing about our different traditions and found that some occasions are celebrated the same way.
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