Saturday Scenes: Holidays in Grodno

I didn’t arrive in Grodno, Belarus until mid-January, but a festive, holiday atmosphere was still apparent. Since most Belarussians celebrate the Orthodox Christmas and New Year, celebrations had just ended days before my visit and lights and decorations still adorned the main square.

Home for the Holidays

  Even though I’ve called Chicago “home” for nearly the last ten years, when it comes to the holidays, going home always means going back to Minnesota, where my parents and brother still reside (although no one still lives in White Bear Lake, the town where I grew up).  At some point I imagine that …

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