Christmas Tradition at Mauritius: Family Gathering, Special Dinner and Gifts for All

8 years, 11 months ago - December 25, 2012
On the eve of Christmas, the traditional family meal that has prevailed in the Mauritian families. A time as embellished by precious gifts deposited by the ... Santa, much to the delight of children.

As usual, the night of December 24 in the Mauritian families was that of gifts, family meals among parents and encounters that can only be made once a year.

In Christome, Saint-Pierre, the evening began with a large meeting familiale.Le head of the family, Willy Christome is full-time pastor. Married and father of four children, he spends his evening of December 24 with his family. In the home, gathered daughters-in-law, step-parents and three grandchildren, Matthew, Chloe and Alexander. For them, Christmas is mostly a gift.

For larger, it is an opportunity to share a gourmet meal with relatives. But the spiritual dimension of this time is not negligible. " This time we can strengthen family bonds , "says Willy Christome.Le meal also begin with a prayer of thanksgiving.

Menu in Christome, grilled chicken, lamb and sausages, accompanied by a large salad and bread. At 20 hours, the table is set, cutlery are made and children are impatient. This is the eldest of the family Jean-Marc Christome who is responsible for preparing food. He was assisted by his wife Isabella, who turns out to be very talented in the kitchen.

It is she who is responsible for the preparation of the famous Christmas cake and ice house special. "Last year I proposed a chocolate mousse, this year I tried to make an ice cream happy family , "says Isabelle-Leste Christome, which is also one of the finalists Superchef.Pendant meal, the greatest choose to make jokes, anecdotes.

 The importance is that the time is enjoyable. Contribute to the festive atmosphere until the arrival of Father Noël.Ensuite, the family leaves room for backfiring until midnight that Santa has come one minute cadeaux.A deliver the long-awaited midnight, three children are impatient. The lights are off and small are flocking to the terrace with sparkling eyes.

They saw a red cap, far away in the alley. " Mom, Santa Claus ! "Alexander is written, the benjamin.Le Santa Claus distributes gifts are unwrapped immediately in an uproar, mixing laughter and shouts of joy. Chloe discovers her makeup bag and her doll, Matthew Alexander and his remote controlled car, a 4x4. Adults are not forgotten. They open their gifts with as much enthusiasm as the children. "N e want our children to live those precious moments of their childhood. When they grow up, they will always remember evenings marked by the arrival of Santa Claus , "says their mother, with a smile.

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