Christmas Around the World

The Longest Christmas Season in Indonesia

Christmas Around the World, Indonesia, South Pacific

The Longest Christmas Season in Indonesia netaholic Even though the majority of Indonesians are Moslems, we still have some parts of the nation where Christians are the majority. One of those parts is my hometown, the city of Manado (Northern part of Sulawesi). It probably has the longest Christmas celebration in Indonesia. In Manado, the

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This Year Christmas in Indonesia

Christmas Around the World, Indonesia, South Pacific

This Year Christmas in Indonesia Neverland Hanya sekitar 10 % penduduk Indonesia yang memeluk agama Kristen.Sekarang di tahun 1999 ini,perayaan natal hampir bersamaan dengan perayaan Idul Fitri(Lebaran),dan hari natal juga bertepatan dengan bulan Ramadhan(puasa).Di sini bangsa Indonesia harus benar-benar dituntut untuk saling menghormati antar pemeluk beragama yang merayakan hari besar agamanya masing-masing.Sebenarnya hal ini tidak

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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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