The North Star Project, 2013-2014 Report Number Thirty — Christmas, Family, and Global Connections, by Delany Babich

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The North Star Project, 2013-2014 Report Number Thirty — Christmas, Family, and Global Connections, by Delany Babich

Christmas is a beautiful and joyous time for my family, and this year I was lucky enough to spend it with my father’s side. My sister and I don’t get to do this often, so when the time comes around we always count down the days. My father’s side of the family immigrated from Austria, so quite a few of our traditions and recipes come from the home country.  My grandmother spends days preparing the feast of traditional Austrian and German foods such as goose, green cabbage and apple sauté and of course plenty of cookies and cakes. It is the tradition to celebrate with everyone on Christmas Eve, so that is when all the fun happens. About forty of our closest relatives pile into my grandmother’s little home, catching up with each…

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