It is a Christmas that can be remembered: a celebration confined in a pandemic scenario, with out massive household reunions. The directions got at the start of December: Christmas 2020 is with its bubble and most one visitor. Following a debate launched by the mayor of Hamoir, Patrick Lecerf (he didn’t reply to our calls) on compliance with the covid guidelines, we needed to ask the elected officials of Huy-Waremme whether or not they had revered the sanitary measures on their New Year’s Eve… and this is clearly the case! Some elected officials have opted for a romantic tête-à-tête, others for a second with the kids … A deputy took a drink by videoconference together with his household. Another elected Hutois in the meantime spent his night on the closed heart of Vottem. Many of them have additionally opted for dinners of native artisans. Small choice of New Years Eve representatives from Hesbaye, Condroz and the Mosane valley.
A household bubble of 5 … or quite six for the reason that adoption of the younger canine Yutah. The mayor of Amay Jean-Michel Javaux (Écolo) spent Christmas together with his spouse and three youngsters.
“It was very cheerful. We had a quality time with the family. For example, we did a blind test with songs symbolic of the year 2020. Anyone who found would get their gift, ”explains the previous co-president of Écolo, who notably acquired a shawl from Standard de Liège. “We were really lucky to be together, and we have a thought for those who were alone this evening, and in particular the grandparents”.
It is now a convention for the Hut federal deputy on Christmas Eve. “I went to the Vottem center. I go there every year, sometimes even with my family ”, explains Samuel Cogolati (Ecolo), who says he is“ convinced that there are alternatives to confinement ”. “As a parliamentarian, I had the right to go inside the closed center. I was able to meet a dozen people who live in the center and who were going to be expelled. It was an emotionally strong moment ”. Just earlier than this go to, the federal deputy had cooked a giant empenada for a meals financial institution serving to the needy: “It was the first time that I took part in this action. It was a friend who contacted me. I directly accepted and I followed a recipe from my mom ”. After his go to to the closed heart of Vottem, the parliamentarian returned to Huy and spent New Years Eve together with his associate.
The Walloon Minister of Local Authorities and Housing, Christophe Collignon (PS), spent his New Year’s Eve at house in Huy, within the firm of his associate, his daughter and his daughter-in-law, particularly his day by day bubble.
“It was a very quiet Christmas. This changes compared to other years. Usually, we spend the evening with family, but also friends. This Thursday, we had a takeaway from “Un Autre Monde”, with wine. We listened to music: first Christmas songs, then everybody placed on the songs they favored and it was nice enjoyable, ”explains the pinnacle of Huy mayor.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Walloon deputy Rodrigue Demeuse (Ecolo) has spent his days in videoconference for parliamentary committees, conferences… and Christmas too! “We did a Zoom with my family,” explains the Hutois, who acquired from his associate one thing to enhance within the kitchen. A great decision 2021!
Take-away from the P’tit Gaby and the Golf, viewing of the “Hannut Christmas parade”, movies on Netflix… The deputy mayor Manu Douette (MR) stayed together with his household in Hannut for Christmas Eve. “Christmas is a day when I am 100% with my children and my wife. It’s really a moment that we appreciate a lot ”.
Anthisnes MEP-mayor Marc Tarabella (PS) spent Christmas together with his associate and his son… and acquired a particular present. “I received a Christmas sweater, and my son got the same. It is very warm and comfortable ”. And the night ended with a conventional log… and a movie by Louis de Funès.
He is recognized to like the celebration. The federal deputy and waremmian alderman Hervé Rigot (PS) spent his New Year’s Eve as a pair… and in music. “I had a great time with my partner. We did a karaoke, a blind test and board games … in short, a bubble of oxygen! During the day, we phoned single people we know ”.
A 100% Hutois New Year’s Eve for the ff mayor Éric Dosogne (PS)! “I ate local, at home with my wife and son. We had a cheese platter from “Le Bonheur est dans Le Pré”, with cold cuts from Côte à Côte. For dessert, we had ice cream from Penguin ”.
The Walloon deputy and former mayor of Marchin Éric Lomba (PS) needed to respect the customized.
“We ate a Christmas turkey, for custom. On the twenty fifth, we walked round Marchin.
I remorse that there was no snow. The white Christmas can be for the following time ”.
Article by RO MA