Take a new approach to holiday leftovers with this sweet Somali tradition — Quartz

What a lovely idea this is. Reciprocity in full action, probably make this time of year especially lovely for people expecting relatives who turn up and take things for granted! One way to avoid Christmas fights? Still, what to do with the one person who turns up and insists everything is down how she wants it to be done?

The joy of sharing food with friends and loved ones lies at the heart of the festive season. A longstanding Somali tradition can help guests give back. Given the communal nature of African families, holiday celebrations often involve a large number of relatives and distant cousins trickling into homes from far away. The families receiving…

via Take a new approach to holiday leftovers with this sweet Somali tradition — Quartz

Aaron Kernaghan

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