All Things Christmas

Hello from Turkey

Christmas Around the World, Middle East, Turkey

Hello from Turkey misbabe Hello from Turkey to all! I hope we will have a happy, healthy and peaceful new year. I hope we will not have any terrible earthquakes in this year and the future, because the people still are living in the tents without heat, the children…. Happy New Year to us, to

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ernesto

Christmas Around the World, Middle East, Turkey

ernesto ernesto YENÝ BÝN YILA MERHABA….. YENÝ BÝN YILA ULAÞTIÐINIZA VE SÝZÝ ARAMIZDA GÖRMEKTEN MUTLULUK DUYUYORUZ… NÝCE YILLAR DÝLEÐÝYLE…… Welcome new millenium… We are happy that you are here with us at the new millenium… Happy new year… (Thank you, Tamer, for the translation)

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New Year celebrations in Turkey

Christmas Around the World, Middle East, Turkey

New Year celebrations in Turkey Bill My friend, Selin, from Istanbul sent me information about December celebrations in her part of the world. Here is some of the basic information taken from her descriptions: Although there are a lot of people living in Turkey as Jewish or Christian, the main religion is Islam. Therefore we

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Christmas in Saudi Arabia

Christmas Around the World, Middle East, Saudi Arabia

Christmas in Saudi Arabia Staff Saudi Arabia is, of course, an Islamic (Muslim) country. Therefore, Christmas is not a celebrated holiday in Saudi, as Christmas is a Christian holiday. There is a small population of Christian Arabs in Saudi, but celebrating a Christian holiday in public is not looked upon kindly. Christian Americans, Europeans, Indians,

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Christmas in Saudi Arabia

Christmas Around the World, Middle East, Saudi Arabia

Christmas in Saudi Arabia Zerish Masih Christmas inSaudi Arabia… as you all know that it is a muslim countryso ..the eve of Christmas is celebrated by the Christian dwelling there ina very strange manner …unlike the normal Christian countries..the Christians decorate their homes…but somebeing afraid of the authorities…do not do this…It was a strange experience

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How we celebrate Christmas in Lebanon

Christmas Around the World, Lebanon, Middle East

How we celebrate Christmas in Lebanon Clo B The most important activity during the Christmas time is the spiritual preparation. From the begining of the Advent, every sunday is sacred. The last 9 days before Christmas day, we have special prayers every evening in all Lebanon’s churches. In my hometown, everybody helps in preparing the

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Xmas Eve

Christmas Around the World, Lebanon, Middle East

Xmas Eve SeZarT You’ll never forget the Christmas if you’ll spend it here in Lebanon. So many things and so much stuff! It’s amazing here in this time of the year, in this holy time. You can find people laughing while walking on the road. They are happy, so happy, for Xmas and for their

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The Merriest Christmas in Lebanon

Christmas Around the World, Lebanon, Middle East

The Merriest Christmas in Lebanon PIPO All Lebanese people especially children wait for Santa Claus, eat the “Bûche de Noël” and the turkey . Children sing and enjoy Christmas, but is only the eating and drinking important? The church has a big part of the Christmas day. All the Christians go at 12:00 a.m. to

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Christmas in Lebanon

Christmas Around the World, Lebanon, Middle East

Christmas in Lebanon phyllis I went to Lebanon with my parents when I was about 6 years old. They were Baptist missionaries. The thing I remember most about Christmas in Lebanon was how much the Lebanese people loved to visit with each other – it was almost a tradition to visit your friends and relatives

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hi

Christmas Around the World, Lebanon, Middle East

hi null null My name is Tony I am 16 years old I live in Lebanon, I love my country not because I was borne in it, because it has good traditions, but I want to tell you about one of its Christmas tradition, on 24 December, families visits each others, to spend a long

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Memories of Christmas in Jordan

Christmas Around the World, Jordan, Middle East

Memories of Christmas in Jordan rereifej On Christmas Eve, my mom used to prepare all of our brand new clothes from the little under garments, to the shoes, to the new outer wear.. everything had to be new. She would spread the new clothes for each one of us (eight children) on the living room

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at church

Armenia, Christmas Around the World, Middle East

at church Hyegirl On Armenian Christmas night, we go to our church for a church service called “badarak.” Afterwards, we have dinner blessed by my priest. We fast the day before Armenian Christmas(eve) and we don’t eat animal food a week before Armenian Christmas. We also get presents from our Sunday School teachers. We also

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Christmas in Dubai

Christmas Around the World, Middle East, United Arab Emirates

Christmas in Dubai multicultured society The Christmas celebrated in Dubai is unique People representing various nationalities and religions celebrate it with great enthusiasm and fervor

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Christmas in Zimbabwe

Africa, Christmas Around the World, Zimbabwe

Christmas in Zimbabwe Staff Fellowship is a big part of Christmas Day in Zimbabwe. Kisimusi, or Christmas is celebrated December 25, during their summer. Fathers give gifts to their children and wives, ususally consisting of clothes and candy. Starting weeks in ahead, everyone starts to gather loaves of bread, jam, tea, and sugar for the

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Hot and Happy in South Africa

Africa, Christmas Around the World, South Africa

Hot and Happy in South Africa IE Christmas is midsummer in South Africa with temperatures averaging 30 degrees. Most families celebrate with an outside meal or braai along with plenty of swimming or a visit to the beach. Schools are closed for five weeks of summer holidays and many people head to the mountains or

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