Here are some photos from assorted Christmas gatherings and traditions.
Lots of fireworks coming from all directions at midnight on Christmas Eve add greatly to the excitement! (this is the street in front of my apartment) Note the one just taking off out of the plastic jug...The fireworks start at about midnight, and run for about half an hour. This is not a controlled fireworks show, but every family in the city setting off their own fireworks in the streets, on the roof, everywhere!
with my friends Astrid, Lourdes, Irvin...and millions of teddy bears.