7 Austin Things You Must Do This Winter

The holiday’s are back in Austin, and my fellow blogger, Golbou has written an amazing list of places for you to check out! I have to say, I’m going to squeeze as many as I can this upcoming weekend when I’m in town for the UT graduation ceremony.

Living in Houston is still fairly new, so I am still trying to find out what everyone here does to get in the Holiday spirit! If you’re in H-Town and want to get hoppin’ around the Christmas tree, head over to my post of 9 Houston Things You Must Do This Winter.

Green Tea, No Splenda

If I were to write Texas weather a letter, it would begin with:

As Katy Perry would say, “you’re hot and you’re cold,” you’re jeans then you’re shorts, umbrella or scarf? Boots or flip-flops?

Though it feels like a very confused motley of summer and autumn here in Austin, it’s my pleasure to inform you that it’s nearly wintertime! Recognized for its snow-white landscapes and frosty cold temperatures, winter is a time celebrated across all cultures and religions.

Persians celebrate Shabeh Yalda (“Yalda night”), the longest night of the year, an ancient Zoroastrian tradition celebrating the arrival of winter, renewal of the sun, and victory of light over darkness. Buddhists reflect on Bodhi, the day Siddhartha Gautama achieved enlightenment, earning the name Buddha, meaning the “enlightened one.” For Christians, the winter brings cheer and patience, as they celebrate Advent, the time of waiting and preparation for the celebration of the…

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