So the Eastern European tradition when it comes to birthdays is the exact opposite than it is in the states. Here, the birthday celebrant treats his/her guests to whatever it may be. I decided to bring some America into the cancelaria today with some home made apple pie. Disclaimer: I know what I am and I know what I am not and I FOR SURE am NOT a baker. The pie doesn’t look that great but it turned out pretty tasty and since my pan was so big, i didn’t have enough for a top layer. The teachers said they really liked it and I don’t know if they were doing it to be nice or actually did enjoy it, either way, I doubt i’ll ever try to make a pie again.
I was also lucky enough to receive a plethora of flowers from my classes as well as my director. They all came to visit me during my breaks and give me gorgeous bouquets of flowers, some of them even marched down the street singing happy birthday as they were going to class. too cute!