Christmas in Bethlehem
By Anna Loellke
Merry Christmas = חג מולד שמח
Christmas Food in Bethlehem
This is the quedreh. It is lamb meat cooked with rice
Catholics usually go to church in Christmas Eve or on Christmas day.
This is how people in Bethlehem dress around Christmas time.
Christmas has no official day in Bethlehem. People who are Catholic go to mass on Christmas. Mass is church. Protestant people have ceremonies at church like Catholics do. People exchange gifts too. The gifts may be something related to Jesus’s birth. The object would be sentimental, meaning you would cherish the gift.
This is a silly picture of Santa by the Bethlehem sign.
In Bethlehem people have a parade. People dress up like Santa and give out candy.
This is a picture of the stable that Jesus was born in.
Santa in Bethlehem
Bethlehem does indeed have a Santa. In fact, on Christmas, Christian people have a parade, people dress like Santa, and give out candies. The population is only 20% christian, but other people are proud to say that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. People in Bethlehem celebrate Christmas because of Jesus's birth, even people from other religions. Also people leave out goodies for Santa, but there's a twist. They also leave out sweet wine in the place of milk.
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