Blog #3 by Sohrab Ayan
==It's the most beautiful time of the year==
It's me Sohrab and I'm super excited to tell you about my favourite month of the year!!!!
Christmas has always been my favourite time of the year. The lights, the decoration, the cookies and of course Santa Claus. But it was actually the first time for me celebrating Christmas. Yes, you read right. I'm a muslim so we don't usually celebrate Christmas but I still love this time of the year. And I even loved it more this year than ever before.
I might haven't celebrated Christmas before but we do had a tree at home! Well, that's what I thought since I saw our trees here in my new home....compared to that our christmas tree looks like a broccoli.
But we also had some great decorations all around the house, it was pretty and so much fun to put them on!
Finally Canada's best friend visited us in Nova Scotia and he had some big luggage with it. You couldn't tell the difference between road and sidewalk. But it was fun because we never get that much snow in Germany. I loved it!
And then there was the shoveling. I thought it just hard work, but it can be so much fun! Our shoveling ended with a snowball fight and someone barried under the snow...
Christmas wasn't the only reason to celebrate this month. On the 15th of December I finally turned 17 and it was the first Birthday I did not spend with my family at home or my friends. But it didn't bothered me at all. I had a great new family sitting with me and celebrating this special day with me and a really good friend.
Christmas & Christmas Dinner
On the 24th it was finally the time. Christmas! Waking up at 6 in the morning wasn't that fun but all the presents made me forget how sleepy I was. I honestly have to say that I've never received Christmas presents before and I never gave someone one, but having this moment was great. And I'm not gonna talk about all the presents we gave each other because that's not what Christmas is about. I noticed it in the moment we were sitting in the living room and opening up our presents and I kept noticing it through the whole weekend. It was the joy of giving and the smile on someone's face what makes you enjoy Christmas. The time spending with your family even if it's just for presents or for a Dinner, this is what Christmas time means to me now and I'm thankful to my family and friends here that I was able to learn that because this is an experience that is unique and I'll never forget.