The largest Christmas tree in Damascus was lit up on Saturday as a part of the Christmas and New Year festivities that are already in full swing in the Syrian capital.

People, many wearing Christmas costumes, took part in a parade from Bab Touma square to Abbasiyeen square where the tree of 30 meters tall was lit up.

Christmas lights brighten Damascus again after years of civil war, upheaval and bloodshed.

 

 

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2018-12-23 13:49

Brilliant! Just shows the difference with the secular Syrian Government allowing such festivities and no doubt some Muslim neighbours joining in the festivities.
My best wishes to all Syrians enjoying some semblance of normality this Christmas.
Now can any Christians, local or foreigners, try the same thing in the so-called new liberal Saudi Arabia, the USA’s nominal ally? Don’t think so…..

Hind Abyad
Hind Abyad
2018-12-23 18:11
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American noise style boufonneries?
Our unique Middle Eastern Christian Arab traditions born in Syrian Palestine. Makes me sad.. looks like New Year

james jeame jema
james jeame jema
2018-12-24 02:59

Jesus Christ gave one commandment “Love one another”. If the leaders of Turkey, SA, US, Jordan, Israel practiced this commandment, there would be no war in Syria, Libya and Ukraine today.
They don’t believe in God, they all believe in what they can personally benefit from their actions.
Love is to give to others something they need. War is from the devil.

SaladinonTV
SaladinonTV
2018-12-23 18:18

More evidence that the Syrians are a far superior people when compared to the bloodthirsty and fearful false jew Talmudic Pharisees controlling izrail who worship their evil lord the devil and spread death and misery with everything they do.