Christmas is the time when we want to be close to the ones we love, our family. We like to get together to spend some quality time and to feast and talk. The family, that are the blood-related members as well as good friends and neighbors, the extended family.
In New Zealand we have a beautiful te reo maori term for the extended family: Whanau! In the whanau everyone is included who plays a vital role in the lives of the nuclear family members and therefore are considered to be part of the family. On high holidays the whole whanau gathers with good food and enjoys the warmth, security and comfort that we get in the present of our loved ones.
But what is it when one is resenting the family and hates the holidays?
When one aspires to be as far away from the family as possible during the Christmas Season?[Read more…] about Celebrating Family