Tuesday, 5 January 2016

South African Christmas in America

By Nasiphi Sobahle

This has to be the most emotional part of the season for me, growing up in South Africa has had its impact in one's life & daily living. The festive season is celebrated so differently in both the USA & RSA and I guess what I miss the most is the party vibes back at home throughout the festive season ... apart from the endless family gatherings. 

It's a busy time in the majority of our clubs and on Dec 24th (Christmas Eve)., We were given the evening off and everyone had plans as to how they wanted to celebrate Christmas Eve in the USA, Away from home and their beloved families. Plans varied from hosting BBQ's to trips to Miami with friends who have become family. 

I must mention that I had the Best Christmas Eve dinner ever, for the first time in the USA, on the Workaway program. 
I was invited by my best friend (Nolwandle Nolly Ngwenya) who works for Gleneagles Country Club,  she hosted a South African home Cooked Dinner for 22 people and there was no better way of celebrating this holiday season but with good friends, South African food/ drinks, music and company. 

The highlight of my evening had to be the desserts, South African custard and Tennis biscuits. 

From my heart to yours, Happy Holidays my dear Irish and South African peeps, a happy Healthy 2016. 

End the year on and good note put your best foot forward 😊

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