In England, instead of having a tree at Christmas, they hang a large bunch of mistletoe on the ceiling.
That's what I learned last night at Bogi's class Christmas "show" (them singing songs and reading out facts like the one above).
Still, we got mulled wine when it was done, which is something that we never got when she was at kindergarten - school is obviously much more serious.
The kids also all got large presents, which consisted of boxes full of various toys, soap, and stationery all of which came from places like Sainsburys, Asda, and Superdrug (British shops, basically). When I investigated the source of these parcels it turned out that one of the kids' parents is Baptist and the parcels had come from some kind of international baptist church charity project. I have this image of well-meaning and caring people in the UK somewhere, shopping madly to try and put together a box of treats for children in poor isolated desperate Romania (that soon-to-be EU member). Still, the kids were delighted with them.
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