Although the Ama Ghar children are Buddhists and Hindus, they celebrate the Christmas season as a time of family, giving and peace. They enjoy the fun traditions of Christmas with volunteers, like decorating cookies and a Christmas tree. Read on for Bonnie’s report on Christmas in Kathmandu, 2011!
“Christmas 2011 at Ama Ghar brought the return visit of Mary Averil and her family from New York. We sang carols for the first time and decorated some awesome cookies as Mary brought all the required sprinkles and icings. We put up a felt fabric holiday tree and decorated it with trimmings and candy – the kids loved it. All the children received a small bag of candies and little stocking stuffers on Christmas morning, from our Ama Ghar “Santa”. It was also nice to have Shrawan Uncle here for our Christmas acivities.
The day after Christmas brought more return friends from Switzerland who bought us a new TV which takes pen drive input, so we’ll have more options for our weekly Friday Night Movies. The old TV was streaking and the buttons didn’t work…so we are excited to have a workable TV with remote control!
Most importantly, we used the holiday to remind ourselves of how lucky we are to have each other and our extended Ama Ghar family. We hope your holidays were joyful, too!”