Posts under ‘Western traditions’

Happy Holidays!

Christmas was extra festive because the grandparents were here to celebrate with us. I am used to celebrating Christmas on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day, so I really must do something on December 24 and 25 to acknowledge the holiday, no matter what day of the week it falls on and even though they are […]

Happy Halloween!

There are more Halloween options lately. We went to the Omotesando Halloween event. There is some sort of stamp rally where you go to shops, collect stamps on a sheet of paper then hand it in for some treats.  We were a bit late, so instead we headed straight to Omotendao Hills where there were […]

A Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day is celebrated here too. But the kids’ school didn’t have the kids make any card or drawing for their mothers. They usually always do some special craft for every holiday, both Japanese and the major western ones. Yuki had work so I didn’t plan on doing much that day. It […]

Happy Easter

April 12 was Easter Sunday. To try and keep some of the holiday spirit alive in the household, the kids dyed some Easter eggs on Saturday. We brought back some egg dye kits from NY since this year they are both old enough to try it together without making too much of a crazy mess. […]