Kyah’s response to this answer of mine: How can I be 200% Mom?!?
I find this a tricky question to answer. The kids are all born in Canada and are Canadian. I am also born in Canada but my parents are both from Holland but Canadian citizens. The kids Apa is Korean and not a Canadian citizen.
How would you answer this?
We are lucky. We celebrate holidays from three different cultures! We enjoy all the Canadian holidays, join in a few Dutch traditions and participate in Korean festivities as well. We are especially fortunate since most of these celebrations revolve around food!
When we have finally recovered from the Christmas holiday bonanza and starting to feel like we could use a good reason to party again, Korean New Years approaches.
We, as a little family, always celebrate it with a Korean meal of sorts and when I am up for it, we invite the extended family to join us in a big Korean feast. This year was the year of the feast. There are always the perennial favourites that must be made and I attempt to make a few new dishes to keep things interesting. Everyone brushes up on their chopstick skills, tries something spicy and eats too much.
One of the bonuses of celebrating in Canada is that we can pick a date that works for us; we rang in the new year two weeks early. Which means of course, we can party again on the actual holiday.