Published: августа 28, 2012

Christmas in Syria: Gift Bringer

Christmas in Syria

Christmas in Syria: Christmas Eve and Day

Christmas in Syria: New Year’s Day

Christmas in Syria: Epiphany

In Syria, the camel is the Christmas season gift bringer. Legend elaborates that the youngest of the camels that carried the Magi to Bethlehem to worship the infant Jesus fell down exhausted at the end of its long journey. Jesus blessed the animal and bestowed upon it the gift of immortal life. Ever after it has traveled the world, bringing gifts to Syrian children on New Year’s Eve.