On Sunday, Interexchange Fairfield County au pairs gathered to celebrate the holidays and share customs and traditions.
Many au pairs brought traditional food from their home countries for everyone to taste. Lena B. from France made crepes and Naomi B. and Marieke V. from the Netherlands brought amandelstaaf, a Christmas sweetbread. Celine G. from Germany made German cookies. Angelika J. from Spain shared special chocolate cookies that her parents sent to her. Other au pairs brought their favorite American snacks. Felix P. from Italy brought a big bag of skittles.
Next to an American Christmas tree, the au pairs ate and described how they celebrate the holidays in their countries.
In Brazil, customs are similar to the U.S. even though it’s summer and hot at Christmas time. Many people like to go to the beach. Sometimes children leave a sock near a window. If Papai Noel finds the sock, he’ll exchange it for a present! Read More