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Christmas around the world

Christmas around the world

Christmas is celebrated all over the world, taking into account the customs and traditions of every country in Europe, while celebrations in the Middle East have given way to symbolic messages of solidarity with civilians in the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Bethlehem is traditionally empty of pilgrims this Christmas. Student Nicole Nizar (18 years old) from the abandoned Manger Square said about the war in the Gaza Strip, “There are many people who die for this land. It is very difficult to celebrate something when our people die.”

One of the symbolic messages of Christmas this year is The divine infant in the incubator Outside the Church of the Nativity. It is the creation of a Palestinian artist, symbolizing all the children who died in hospitals in the Gaza Strip due to the bombing.

There has also been no cot set up this year since then Mary and Joseph are represented by gray statuesAmong the rubble behind a barbed wire fence. “We do not want a ceasefire. We want an end to hostilities,” said Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pier Battista Pizzaballa.

The Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo, Mar Dionysius Antoine Shahada, told AFP, “In Palestine, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, people are suffering.”

Damascus is ornate, but the central Aziziyah district – which usually hosts a festive market – is making an appearance this year Deserted.

Ukraine was synchronized with the rest of Europe this year

This year is the first time Ukraine The celebration of Christmas coincides with the rest of Europe and the Western world. In doing so, he challenged Moscow, where Christmas will be celebrated on January 7th.

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in Portugal People threw madero (logs) into the fire to warm Christ, following the traditional custom. Meanwhile, in Madrid A 5km charity Santa Run was held, with participants dressed up as Santa Claus and an elf.

In the London Christmas Mass was performed at Westminster Abbey, Which was filmed a few days ago.

in HungaryIn a Budapest park, volunteers distributed food to at least 3,000 people in need.

Christmas at the beach in Sydney, Florida

the Australia It's in the heart of summer, which is why this custom is celebrated with a Christmas party at Bondi Beach in Sydney and other beaches around the country.

On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, in… Floridasurfers dressed up as Santa Claus again for a 2019 fundraiser for cancer patients.

There is no Christmas without a log

With a ton of onions and sand, the biggest Santa has taken over Puri Beach India And with the message of saving the planet, it led its creator Sudarsan Patnaik to the Guinness Book of World Records.

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