Thursday, 25 December 2008

Happy Homecoming


Several houses in our street have modest decorations for Christmas. We got home last night (Christmas Eve) from visiting family and noticed that the house directly across from us was decorated, with lights a-twinkling. A little strange, I thought, because the occupants, like many in our street are Moslem. And then I realised that, because the Haj (Pilgrimage to Mecca) has been so recent, Hajis (pilgrims) are returning, and this lovely display was one of welcome home. There's another in our street as well. So we're a coulourful street celebrating our various cultural and religious festivities.



MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL THOSE WHO CELEBRATE

18 comments:

  1. Although I have not been able to get around the City Daily Photo Blogs as much as I would have liked these past few months, especially since the last heart attack, I'd like to drop in at this time to wish you and your family the very best wishes for Christmas.

    From Curly at South Shields Daily Photo.

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  2. Merry Christmas Sally - the turkey is cooking and I need to put the potatoes and sprouts on in about five minutes.

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  3. Joyeux Noêl et des souliers remplis de joie et de bonheur

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  4. Happy Christmas Sally....it's Goose here today. Tks for your occasional visits.

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  5. We're having baked ham for Christmas dinner. My favorite. I am off the low sodium diet for today. LOL

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Sally, from Abe and Patty Lincoln.

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  6. Saly, cultural diversity is indeed something to celebrate, esp. when it brings people together! May your holiday be happy and full of joy for you and your family and friends. Cheers for 2009!

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  7. Happy Christmas to you and your family. I love the cultural diversity of your neighborhood! That is what makes the world interesting.

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  8. Merry Christmas to you & your family!

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  9. You have wonderful neighbors. Merry Christmas.

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  10. so nice to see the celebration of all joyous tidings!!!

    compliments of the season to you and yours!!

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  11. Really like your sensitivity in your words and what a lovely photograph too. And thankyou for your kind comments on my blog, Sally. Wish you'd come back SOON!

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  12. Happy holidays!
    Dear Sally,
    I wish you lots of happiness and great moments in the new year!
    Jazzy

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  13. Many, many blessings at this holiday season, Sally.

    i apologize for such limited commenting lately (and for this cut-and-paste today). Life has gotten in the way.

    Chris

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  14. An fascinating find, Sally. I like living in a diverse neighbourhood, too. Hope you enjoyed your day yesterday. Today I am off to see the start of THE boat race - well to sit in the sun if I can find any of it.

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  15. Apologies for the belated Christmas wishes. A family emergency (which thankfully proved to be non serious) put paid to most of the things I intended to do over the past few days. Hope you had a wonderful day.

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  16. Those are lovely decorations! Merry Christmas to you too!

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