Millions across European countries and Arab countries celebrate Christmas, where lights and decorations are lit in joyful colors and Christmas trees of different shapes and sizes are decorated with lights, colored balls, parade shows and fireworks in the streets of those countries, in addition to taking souvenir photos, buying gifts and wrapping them, and securing foodstuffs appropriate for the festive feast and optimism. And the hope that appears on the faces of people on the cusp of a new year.
We do not find a difference in the atmosphere of celebration between European and Arab countries. Everyone practices the rituals of celebrating Christmas associated with the cultures and customs that these peoples are keen on. It is striking that this year Saudi Arabia celebrates Christmas for the first time in its history and a precedent that has not occurred before. Does this indicate a change Cultural behavior and openness to the world that has occurred in Saudi society.
This event, which was adopted by the Kingdom, sparked reactions at home and abroad on social networking sites and pages. Inside, two Ahmadi members, Abu Makkah and Umm Makkah and Makkah, commented on this occasion, celebrating Christmas.
Mohamed Al-Qadi also wrote, saying, “Mohamed Salah joins Liverpool in their Christmas celebrations, which is very normal for every moderate Muslim.”
And Abdullah Al-Askar said in his writing, “They say that Islam commands us to hate the Jews and the Christians.”
Among the beautiful tweets on this occasion is his tweet by Khaled, who is trying to demonize the congratulations of our Christian friends on the occasion of the glorious Christmas and to depict him as leaving the circle of faith. ).
Abroad, the Wall Street Journal commented on this event and reacted to it by publishing an article on December 23 that Saudi Arabia had agreed to display a Christmas tree, Santa Claus hats and reindeer head collars. In a number of shops and stores in the capital, Riyadh, and parts of the Kingdom.
The most popular foods served at Christmas
The turkey is the leader on the table of meals served in Christmas celebrations in all parts of the world, starting from the European table until it reached the Middle East.
Ducks and geese are considered one of the meals that appeared on the New Year’s Day feasts when the ancient Egyptians decorated their table, as well as we find ducks and geese as a main meal in Iraq, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and the Arab world in general.
Fish that is a rich meal, for example, carp, potato salad, boiled cod, assorted vegetables, pork, roast goat meat, pasta, pizza, lasagna, focaccia, lamb and veal celebrated on the festive table of New Year’s Eve in Germany, Greece and Italy, in addition to the East Jerusalem meal as a common and traditional meal In the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine and Russia.
In addition to the presence of dessert dishes that most European and Arab peoples are keen to prepare on the occasion of Christmas celebrations, such as the “Christmas cookies” cake, baked goods in the shape of a Santa Claus tree, and the Christmas cake, which is the most important dessert dish. As well as the manufacture of biscuits in the shapes of Santa Claus, the most famous of which is chocolate biscuits or cinnamon biscuits.
From a review of the meals served on this occasion, we find that there is no unified dish that differs from one country to another.
Source: مصر فايف by misr5.com.
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