I can’t remember when it really started, but the Christmas and New Years Fusion in Istanbul got a rather accepted reality. We went to Nışantaşı and Teşvikiye, dropped by at a present fair at the military museum in Harbiye. All this Kitsch got adopted. Father Christmas is Noel Baba…..
I don’t want to say that I dislike it, but I also don’t like it too much. That has a selfish background. I always loved to escape from the crazy commercialized Christmas times in Germany to peaceful Istanbul, where people used to just celebrated New Year with a nice dinner and some modest presents for the children for the New Year.
Who am I not to let people celebrate the way they enjoy it? Still I allow myself to use an Anti-Christmas song as a comment.
And I wish you all happiness, health and luck for the New Year!
Music: Last Christmas feat. Lori Buckb from Soundcloud (love this song!)
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