|Nelissen sisters: Caroline, Michelle and Frederike|
By Caroline Nelissen
Youth Journalism International
ERMELO, Netherlands – This year we celebrated New Year’s with a fondue. We also traditionally have champagne and what we call “oliebollen.”
Roughly translated, “oliebollen” means “oilballs” (not the most charming name) and they’re basically lumps of deep-fried dough.
In the Netherlands, we eat these on New Year’s Eve.
Another picture is a ticket of the national lottery that always gives away big prizes on New Year’s Eve, but unfortunately we didn’t win anything.
Another tradition is fireworks. I tried to take pictures of ours, but the shot didn’t work out. Therefore I only have a picture of it BEFORE it exploded.
|Caroline and Michelle Nelissen|
|The firework before lighting|