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“What do you think of this Christmas?”

Ben Garcia

Kuwait: A Christmas tree set up in a hotel in Kuwait. — Photo by Fouad Al-Shaikh

Kuwait: As Christmas is approaching, how are the Kuwaiti people celebrating this happy opportunity under the threat of a variant of the Omicron coronavirus? The Kuwait Times talked to some of them. Elmer, who married two children who are currently settled in the Philippines, said this year is her third year with her family. “If I could only go home now, I would. I miss my family and friends who go home every Christmas. The pandemic stagnated us all. Maybe we’re stuck and can’t go home and work. I can’t even take a vacation because I’m worried about it, so for now everything is volatile, but I prefer to wait for the end of the pandemic, “he said. “My family back in Bulacan has been somewhat affected by the recent typhoon, but life should continue. Despite the disasters we survived and survived, we are grateful. “Masu,” he added.

However, not all Christians celebrate Christmas this Friday. Abanouve, an Egyptian resident from Alexandria, said he would celebrate Copt Christmas on January 7. “But we celebrate Christmas with fellow Christians on December 25th. This Christmas is the saddest because we are all under the threat of Omicron and are in a pandemic. For Christians. It will be a modest event, “he said.

Sajeev Peter said this Christmas would be more special for his family. “It’s a happy family reunion for me. My kids are coming from India for Christmas and the New Year, and they’re coming after two years.”

Rahul Jahid of Bangladesh said he worked at a hotel and missed Christmas and year-end celebrations for two years. “At the hotel I work in, we usually celebrate Christmas and New Year together. But for the past three years we haven’t celebrated. But we share happiness with our Christian colleagues. We celebrate with them in their apartment. We join them and celebrate in a happy mood, “Raffle said.

“On Christmas day, we are in the Almutanna complex, so we walk and interact with Christians in Mary. It’s really nice to see people celebrate, and sometimes I get Christians to eat, give, or cash. I’m delighted to witness even giving. It’s a really happy day. I don’t know if the hotel I work for will have a party for us, so this Christmas is probably the same, “he said. Said.

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