Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Mayoralty of Baghdad announced on Tuesday setting up Christmas trees and a lights tent in al-Mansour and al-Karrada areas in preparation for New Year’s celebrations.
The mayoralty said in a press statement that it started its preparations to welcome Christmas and New Year’s celebrants by organizing a number of entertainment events.
The mayoralty, financially backed by Lugal Foundation, set up a Christmas tree and a lights tent in the intersection of al-Mansour area.
“The municipality of Karrada also set up a Christmas tree in al-Fateh Square in front of the National Theatre,” the statement added.
“Several entertainment events will be organized to celebrate the upcoming Christmas and New Year, amid the significant stability in the capital that was achieved by security forces’ efforts,” the statement explained.
Christmas day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, and it is observed most commonly on December 25. Christmas is also the second most important celebration in Christianity after Easter (Resurrection of Jesus).