One would say, not possible to find anything related to Christmas in Turkey. Although christians are minority in Turkey, you can feel the fresh festive atmosphere everywhere.
I do not like Santa, as we Czechs have Ježíšek (another cool guy giving gifts), but I am happy to see huge bulbs installations all around. As I miss my family even shining Santa with animals is good. So what, how can I stand plastic tree and plastic decorations when coming from country of hand made glass decorations?
„ I believe in Christmas, in family, in harmony“ are singing girls in “Yeni Yil Köpekleri´nin” movie. Yes, I do. First year celebrating it out of my country. Friends are wondering that „even there“ you are celebrating. Mutlu Noeller greetins are used as often as „Iyi Günler“ (have a nice day). Happy to feel things differently.
I am sitting on my new sofa and laughing. Our guests (turkish-arabic) throwing shoes and searching for stars inside their apples. I have prepared vánočka and other traditional christmas sweets. If I had not miss my family I would have said it was perfect. Thanks to the path I have to follow!
No matter where I Am, bringing my “Christmas” spirit with me… so m mother´s receipts…
Wish you Happy New Year!