24 Dec 2012
While personally, to me Christmas is not much more than a reason to stay home and buy/get some presents and wishful thoughts, I'd like to wish a happy Christmas to everyone keeping eye on my blog! From those, to whom it represents a pagan or christian religion, to those in the middle and to those, who got nothing to do with it, but are caught in a spirit that fills the internet, the streets and the homes.
There is one wish I would like to share with everyone. Regardless of the meaning of the holiday, it is generally accepted as the peak the "Happy December" and all I'd want to add is, it doesn't have to be a special part of the year to make sure you do good things, to make sure you let your family and friends know how much you care about them.
As for the "Kind men that bring gifts"...(Slovenian culture incoming, run all, run!)
More christian families still hold on to Miklavž (ž is pronounced as j in french name jacques or something :P) (the name comes from Saint Nicholas of Myra (just as Santa Claus). He gifts in a night from 5th to 6th of December. Local churches still make an event of it, where a guy dressed in "Miklavž" comes to church, perhaps does a giro around a town. He is accompanied by Parklji and Angeli, devils and angels. The devils are really loud and terrify little (and little bigger) kids.
I remember getting modest presents for Miklavž, like mandarines or oranges and dried apples and toys later :P
Aaaand all together now: