Christmas in Turkey

Turkey officially known as the Republic of Turkey is a transcontinental country, located mostly on Anatolia in Western Asia and on East Thrace in Southeastern Europe.

Turkey is bordered Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea is to the south; the Aegean Sea is to the west; and the Black Sea is to the north. The Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles which together form the Turkish Straits demarcate the boundary between Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia.

Ankara is the Capital of this country while Istanbul is the largest city.

Christmas in Turkey

Christmas Celebrations in Turkey :

In Turkey it is forbidden to practice Christianity but there is one small town as listed below who does still celebrate. In the Turkish town of Demre, Santa Claus or St Nicholas birth is celebrated every year during the three-day festival held in early December.

Born in the nearby town of Patara, St Nicholas is remembered not only as a famous Turkish archbishop, but also for his kindness to children. This statement is completely false. Turkey is a country where all religions are respected. Turkey has many groups of various religions, and everyone is completely free to perform their own religious rituals. Historically Anatolia was the land where Muslims, Christians and Jews live in harmony – a rare thing in the world – even today, as it was hundreds of years ago.

How to Say Merry Christmas in Turkish ? - “Yeni yılınız kutlu olsun”

Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2019 & Happy New Year 2020 !!!