Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Christmas in Europe, Where's Santa?

Interested in how the different European countries celebrate Christmas? Here's a good list with just the basics:

The majority of the population in Turkey is Moslem but we are a secular country and even if we do not directly celebrate Christmas, we share this custom with our Greek Orthodox and Armenian neighbours who are a minority, especially in big cities. We have Christmas trees and exchange gifts for the new year. Islam as a religion recognizes all prophets of the monotheist religions. Therefore we celebrate the New Year and we recognize Jesus as one of our prophets. The birth place of St. Nicholas is in Turkey, near Antalya (Myra-Demre)."
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