When it’s about my blog, I rather prefer writing about random things, that comes straight into my life, from somewhere, but also things that go away, without saying good bye.
It’s already December, and most people are thinking and sharing feelings about Christmas. My family never celebrated Christmas, because they’re muslims, so this is why I never got a christmas present back then. To be honest, I was not jealous about the other kids in school, maybe my mom teached me this, never getting jealous. Because I had always everything what I want, and I’m so grateful for that. As a child. I mean toys. But I know that many other kids actually really were jealous, and I could understand that. It’s not fair when people get presents, everyone, but not you?
What I really missed was the christmas atmosphere, the feeling, being with your family. We never celebrated like that. So I had the idea that we should also make us presents, not for Christmas, it’s more because of new years eve. They were okay with that, and this is how we started to make us little presents. It was Christmas likely.
When I was in Istanbul, I figured out that they’re also many beautiful christmas-like decorated places outside. People in Turkey are also celebrating Christmas, but not really Christmas, it’s more like a new years eve party. Girls are wearing dresses in dark or red colours (Especially red hot underwears!). They make presents to the people they love, it’s kinda like Japan. In Japan Chistmas is like.. Valentines day, a day for lovers. It’s the same in Turkey.
What I love, is the atmosphere in the streets when it’s December. The beautiful lights, it gives you a satisfying mood. Also the smell of roasted almonds, cinnamon, hot chocolate and candy apples. This is what makes me happy. I just enjoy it with the memories I have, with people I love around me.
Well, today we’re talking about the ‘name’. They started saying ‘Winter Festival’ or ‘Winter Market’ instead of Christmas market. I see how people are getting angry, they’re too familiar with saying ‘Christmas’ and they don’t wanna change. Changing the name, rather.
For me the name doesn’t matters. I was never a christian, and I don’t celebrated because of Jesus. For me it was always something with feelings, not a religion. And by the way, I like the name ‘Winter Market’ too. Time changes. And I prefer it more saying this instead of Christmas market. Because nearly everyone is celebrating this festival, also people with oder beliefs. They celebrate it with people they love. And this is the main reason. I think I’m the best example.
In this case, I love the Winter Market/Christmas Market – because my lovely guests Piero and his wife visited me in Dusseldorf and Essen. Thank you for everything! Hope we’ll see us next time in Belgium!
Later back then in Essen