Twas the Season to be Jolly

Jack Scott, Columnist

Imagine our confusion and delight when we first happened across the Christmas trinket aisle at the local supermarket, where all manner of yuletide paraphernalia can be purchased. We fondled the multi-coloured shiny balls, flickering fairy lights, soft toy Santas, naff papier-mâché winter scenes and twinkling, tinselled trees, all manufactured by the enterprising Chinese. Not to miss out on the fun, it seems that our Turkish hosts have appropriated many Christmas traditions and grafted them on to New Year.

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11 thoughts on “Twas the Season to be Jolly

  1. Pagan traditions become Christmas which then morphs into New Year. This is evolution before our eyes, albeit with a commercial twist thrown in.

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