How to react to someone saying HB or MC
I’m a revert and my family has a hard time to understand why I reverted and why I cover up and why I don’t want to celebrate birthdays & holidays (my parents are atheist, my grandparents Christian but we always celebrate all holidays and they take them very seriously).
This year I will still go home for Christmas but I will not participate in the celebration so I will just be present. Some of my further family don’t know I’m Muslim or at least don’t understand why I wouldn’t celebrate so they always wish me happy birthday and merry Christmas etc but I never know what to reply to it? Pls any advice. Even from next year I will not be going home for Christmas/easter/holidays anymore as it’s a tricky one and even my husband doesn’t want our kids to think it’s normal as we are Muslims. I totally agree with him but my parents are very not understanding and it’s the only time the family gets together. I can and will fly out whenever I can on normal days and even my husband told my mum we’ll visit more often I’m just so anxious of telling my parents I won’t come anymore, I’ll not compromise my belief but because I reverted recently (last year) I’m still getting used to not celebrating holidays as they were really important for me.