Fiete’s first Hungarian ChristmasDec 23rd, 2016 | By mervi | Category: Fiete's diaries
24.12.2016 by Fiete with a little help from his secretary Mervi
Dear friends! This is my first Christmas in Hungary so I thought you might be interested to know how this holiday is celebrated here.
I don’t think we’re going to have a white Christmas here but a bear can always hope don’t you agree?
Excuse me for being a bit lazy. Instead of writing about the Hungarian Christmas I just insert a couple of pictures for you. 🙂
This looks very yammy! Maybe my keepers will let me taste it ….
As you have noticed the Christmas in Hungary is very much like Christmas almost everywhere else.
I went to Budapest to do some shopping at the Christmas Market that’s said to be one of the best in Europe.
I haven’t seen this kind of decorated trams anywhere else so I loved to have a ride with one. Suddenly there was a big surprise for me. Mikulas came to wish me a merry Christmas! I was glad to meet him but I was also glad he hadn’t brought the ‘Black Devil’ with him. Maybe because I’ve really been a good boy!! 🙂
Santa Claus doesn’t come to Hungary because he has delegated his job to Mikulas but I have a special agreement with Santa. Maybe you remember the letter I wrote to him last year? I told him I don’t need anything but asked him to bring food to all my friends in the wild.
Santa was so glad about my letter that he promised to take me for a Christmas ride every year! Isn’t that great!
This time I was even introduced to Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer! Doesn’t he look lovely!
Papa Lars sent me a lovely card of my tiny siblings. They are still too small to know what Christmas is but I’m so happy knowing they’re doing fine!
It would be wonderful to have a chance to play with the baby bears but I know it’s impossible. Well, Mervi has always told me that miracles DO happen so who knows …..
However, I have a vivid imagination so I’ll have lots of fun anyway.
I miss my mama Vilma but believe me – I can feel her presence all the time. She’s still telling me what to do, how to be a polar bear …..
I even know there’s another guardian angel watching over me – my half brother Knut.
As you can see I’m having a nice Christmas time in my new home. I hope you will also have a very happy Christmas!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL FROM YOUR FRIEND FIETE!