|Our little Oni|
|With no roasted soybeans,|
we made due with popcorn this year
It may sound odd, but how many times a year are my children allowed to throw food at their parents? There just isn't a holiday equivalent in America. Poor kids.
|Setsubun pastries in Japan|
|Our tiny Hina Ningyo court|
|A well attended Hina Ningyo court|
|Cute Girls' Day treats|
That stealthy holiday, Valentine's Day, approaches. In Japan the day is celebrated by women giving men dark chocolate. The men are supposed to return the favor with white chocolate a month later, March 14, on White Day.
Fun to see in Japan, but I'm not taking that one back with me! I'll keep my dark chocolate to myself.
What holidays from your host country do you still celebrate? How have you adapted them to your home country? What holidays do you miss?