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Celebrating the Hol-LAO-days!

Happy holidays, Laosters! The snow is falling and my kids are counting down the days until winter break. It’s getting mighty festive around here! This time of year is always a big deal for my husband and I. We both come from years of traditions that keep evolving as our kids get older. Coming from a Canadian family, his celebrations are pretty traditional. But we Lao do things a bit differently. So like many multicultural families, we’ve created our own unique celebrations. I asked how Lao North Americans have celebrated the holidays over the years. Here are some of my favorites: Trimming the tree In addition to ribbon, figurines, and ball ornaments, you might find a mini thip khao or two adorning a Lao Christmas tree. Santa, who? The Big Guy always missed Lao houses when we were growing up. No problem, Mae and Pa put the gifts under the tree. With my own kids, Santa brings one small gift, but Mama and Daddy takes care of the rest! Christmas movies and a snack Starting …