With the coming of 2018، comes the seasonal holidays، the Christmas، where people take to their social media accounts to celebrate it، visit their families، hang out with their friends، or attend concerts.
A number of celebrities took to their social media to share their joy and to celebrate on their own ways of welcome the season.
These celebrities included، Mai Ezzidine، Nicole Saba، Shaimaa Saif، Dominique Hourani، Marwa، Dolly Shahine، Yara، and Haifa Wehbe.
“I just Want the Person Reading this to be Healthy، Happy and Loved!#Merry Christmas Everyone! I wish you all a happy holidays” Haifa captioned on her Instagram account.
They appeared stunning، where the majority wore Mrs. Santa Claus dress، with simple makeup، and hairstyle.
Noteworthy، Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ، observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world، middle east monitor reported.
Christians may hold a minority status in the Middle East، but as the birthplace of Christianity، the regions still contains a significant Christian population estimated at around 12 million people. Despite recent headlines pointing to the persecution of Christians under tyrannical regimes such as that currently pursued by the terrorist group ISIS، Christmas still remains an important religious festival in the region، and is widely celebrated by Christians and Muslims alike.
Although Christmas is nominally a Christian tradition، in today’s globalised world a number of Muslim countries also join in with the celebrations، with many Muslim families using the day as an excuse to get together، eat and be merry. Thus in keeping with the holiday spirit، MEMO presents a snapshot of festivities and culinary dishes in the Arab Christian world، so that you can have yourself a merry Middle Eastern Christmas، if you so should wish.
Although religious and culinary traditions may vary across the region، there is one thing that Christmas means to all Middle Eastern Christians (and increasingly، Muslims)، and that is to take a day to spend time with your family and loved ones and indulge in a variety of delicious treats.