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Indo-American Family time in Xmas season

Kids with Xmas Teddy BearChristmas is the only festival that is celebrated all around the globe. No matter which country you belong to, or what language you speak, the whole world celebrates Christmas Day with same gala and fun. If you happen to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, then you are exposed to people of varied cultures, languages and religion. The people here in the Silicon Valley celebrate Diwali, Durga Puja, Hanukkah, Chinese New Year, Halloween and Christmas with same level of interest and fun.

Christmas is all about spending time with your loved ones. It’s also about decorating your Christmas tree, your house, buying gifts for all, baking cookies for Santa and yes, making delicious mouth-watering dishes. The Indo-American community living in Bay area also enjoys this festival with lots of fun in their own unique ways.

Food is the most important element in any festival. During Christmas, baking takes the center stage, like cookies, chocolate cakes, fruit cakes, plum cakes, and even eggless cakes for vegetarians. Both Indian and American food items are on the menu in most Asian American households, from tandoori chicken, naan, kabob, different spicy curries to roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, and more.

During the Christmas season, you are sure to find a Christmas tree in most houses. Nowadays people from different religions decorate Christmas trees at home. Decorating the tree is a great activity for your kids and a great way to spend time with them. House decoration is the next big activity that you can do during this time. You can put on lights, and festive decorations all in the spirit of Christmas.

Shopping is the next fun and exciting activity during this time. We buy gifts for everyone in the family, friends, well-wishers and sometimes for ourselves. We wait eagerly for those great deals before we start our shopping spree both in store and online.  You can always make your Christmas special by donating something for the needy and less fortunate kids; a small kind help goes a long way.

If you are a party person, then Christmas is a very good occasion. You can organize a party at home or any convenient place and invite your family friends, neighbors, and relatives just to make this festival even more fun-filled and enjoyable. You will find a Christmas party organized in most houses. It’s a time to get together, enjoy good food, great company and have fun. It’s the time to meet new friends, mend broken relationships, and cherish the love and relationships in our lives.

On Christmas day, a church visit is a mandatory for most Christians. The Indian Christians living in Bay area also visit their community churches and pray for a peaceful and happy Christmas for all.

If you are planning to travel during this season, you can visit your relatives, friends or just go to a new tourist place. If you are planning to travel alone with kids, see Traveling with small children for tips and ideas. You can also invite your parents living abroad to come and celebrate Christmas with you and visit for awhile.  See Adjustment tips for family members visiting USA. For all your travel assistance needs, consider hiring a travel companion through TripCompanion.com.

Merry Christmas and Fly Confident!