Or 'Bonan Matenon!' as today we celebrate the invention of the Esperanto language created by L L Zamenhof in 1887. This well documented but rarely used language was intended to be an international method of communication throughout the world. Zamenhof's goal was to create an easy and flexible language that would serve as a universal second language to foster peace and international understanding.. Unfortunately it never really took off and no country has ever adopted it as its official language. However there are over 25,000 Esperanto books (originals and translations) and every year, upto 3000 Esperanto speakers meet for the World Congress of Esperanto.
I must confess readers, I did question the appropriateness of this occaision for what is essentially a Christmas themed series of posts...
However if we consider Zamenhof's original goal of peace and understanding throughout the world I don't think I could think of anything more appropriate, could you?
So I would like to take this opportunity say, 'Gojan Kristnaskon' - Merry Christmas to you all!
Oh oh oh!! she's sooo cute don't you think standing up on tippy-toe to reach the christmas door? I would love to have a wreath like that hanging on my door but it's never been a tradition of ours to put out a wreath, I think I will have to look into it for next year, I feel a crafty project coming on, lol!!
But thinking of family traditions at christmas, it got me pondering about the goodies families leave for Santa on Christmas eve... Now I grew up firmly believing that Santa enjoyed a sherry & a mince pie after his trip down the chimney at each house so each year we set out a glass of Mom's favourite & a homemade pie... it only occurred to me in much later years that this might not be true of every home, afterall, some Moms don't even like sherry & may not have it in stock...!!
So my question for you today readers is, what did/do you leave for Santa on Christmas eve?
Wishing you lots of luck for today's draw