Christmas Day – often referred to as the most wonderful time of the year – is upon us! Beyond the festive tinsel and dazzling lights, the joy and warmth of being with family and close friends is what makes this holiday extra special and memorable.

How do Migrant Domestic Workers (MDW) celebrate Christmas Day and New Year’s Day in Hong Kong (HK)? Many of them, being mothers, struggle with not being able to be home on these important days with their children. We asked 4 MDWs – Betina, Marrie, Camille and Deiby – who are mothers and this is what they shared with us! One of them, Deiby, was even born on Christmas Day!