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Welcome new neighbours!
The wish to welcome – and be welcomed by – new neighbours is something anyone moving into a new home can relate to. Here are three ways to do it, inspired by traditions from different parts of the world. What’s your favourite welcome?
I know there are versions of this in other places, but where I come from in Finland, a fresh loaf of rye bread together with some salt is often given to someone moving into a new home. I believe the salt is a symbol for wishing prosperity.
There’s this saying, that something is ‘as American as apple pie’. Well, bringing a freshly baked pie or cake over to your new neighbour is just that. When you’ve just moved into a new home, there’s usually no shortage of desserts.
The custom I most connect with moving in China, is for the person moving into a new home to invite the neighbours and serve them food that is traditional or common in the place he or she comes from originally.
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