It was our first Christmas eve in USA. We were celebrating Christmas eve in our friends’ house but Zlata was celebrating with our friend Nathan. In addition, We saw different traditions in different families. One of them we really liked, and we want to introduce this tradition to my Ukrainian family. Each member of the family takes and lights up a candle and tells to the group one important thing for which they are grateful and then tell a wish for the upcoming year. When you are done, you pass the light to the person sitting next to you. We experienced this on Christmas Eve at Anna’s friends house after we all finished with our dinner. Thank you, Laura and Mike, for sharing this tradition with me.