In the past, I've hung out with Mandarin speakers and have enjoyed tasty Chinese food around Christmastime. I don't understand what they're saying when they talk to each other, but it's interesting for me to listen to another language spoken by people who are still discovering American culture.
This year, instead of hanging out with the Chinese people on Christmas Eve or Christmas, we ended up getting together on Boxing Day, which really isn't celebrated in the US; I'm just linking the two events. Boxing Day, btw, is celebrated in England, Canada, and other parts of the Commonwealth, and while the exact origin isn't exactly known, the basic idea was that the day after Christmas, landowners and other highly-positioned people would give things to their workers and other people in the lower classes.
So since we got together today, I'm calling this Chinese Boxing Day. I'm full, but it was fun.
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