Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Psalm 84:3

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Epcot was beautifully decorated for the holidays too! We have never been to the Candlelight Processional before, but I think we will have to try once before our tickets expire.
13 countries had a storyteller to tell about their countries beliefs.
We started in Mexico with Los Tres Reyes Magos, the Three Magical Kings. Norway had storyteller Sigrid who told his tell of the mischievous Christmas Gnome, Julenissen. In China we watched the Monkey King weave his tall tale of the Chinese New Year! We heard Germany's Helga tell of the first Christmas tree and the tale of the first Nutcracker. We saw Italy's good witch, La Befana speak of the Epiphany. During the American Adventure, Santa and Mrs Clause were their by the great gingerbread house, Mwalimu highlighted the seven principles of Kwanzaa, and we heard about Hanukkah. We discovered the story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year! We heard the drums of Morocco celebrating Ramadan and Ashura. Pere Noel shares a favorite Christmas letter in France. We meet jolly Father Christmas in the United Kingdom and were amazed by Nowell, a Canadian lumberjack.

But the only thing the kids were interested in were the trains in Germany and the great train setup under the Christmas tree in the USA.

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