Unique Family Traditions People Do In Western New York
Growing up here in Western New York chances are you have been to plenty of Birthdays, Christmas, and other holiday parties. At those parties, you might have noticed something unique.
It seems that every family here in Western New York has a unique tradition for special days.
In my family, when it is your birthday, it is your day. Our tradition is that the birthday person runs the day for the family. You want to get up early and go for a walk, a morning walk it is. If you want to grab lunch at a fancy restaurant, we all get dressed up and go out for a meal.
On your birthday, you are king or queen for the day. But it is only 24 hours, because the next day, it goes back to normal.
Another fun tradition we have in our house is on Christmas Eve. My son Avry was born here in Buffalo in 2005 but when he turned one we ended up moving to Delaware. From there we have lived all across the South from Myrtle Beach to Panama City Beach and beyond. Every year my parents and in-laws would send Avry's Christmas presents to us early so he would have them on Christmas morning.
Well, like any kid, Avry would always want to snoop around and check out his presents so we deiced to start a new Fields' family tradition.
We decided that every Christmas Eve, everyone in the house gets to pick one present from under the tree to open up a day early! It is fun to see my son shake the presents to figure out which one to open. Of course, it is always a gamble since my wife and I now like to trick him and put some things in big boxes and triple box other items.
Now we have been back in Buffalo since 2018 and we still continue our tradition. Of course, it puts more of a strain on our families since they have to shop early and get the presents to use before Christmas. At least now that we are living back in Buffalo, they save on shipping and can just drop off the presents in person.
Check out some of my Family's other traditions. Plus let me know if you do any of these or what special ones your family has.