Christmas in Beirut: Zaitunay Bay
It is common knowledge now that the Lebanese are famous for inventing a reason to party even when there’s none! So how about when it’s Christmas in Beirut?! Enchanting Decorations were starting to appear around Lebanon since mid November… People couldn’t just wait to celebrate! Most families had their Christmas trees set over a month ago, and some will still have them around till the end of January! All shops started displaying their latest trends of Christmas ornaments and gifts.
My stop today is about the Christmas exhibition that took place in trendiest spot in Beirut, Zaitunay Bay. It was named ‘Christmas at Zaitunay Bay,’ with daily charades, chanting chorals, musicians, crafts, plays and face paint for kids, and a lot more! Lebanese designers, painters, local shops, chefs from five-star hotels and pastry gourmet owners were also exhibiting their best, in specially built wooden cabins to combat December’s stormy weather.
I’ll let the photos speak for themselves…
Christmas is by far is the happiest season of the year, almost everywhere around the globe… It is a time where joy is automatically transcended between each other, young & old… & even between people and things!
I would love to know… What are your special moments, items and traditions during this holy season?
— All photos are courtesy of Zaitunay Bay.