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ASIA: Ageless in Culture and Infused in Surprise

ASIA: Ageless in Culture and Infused in Surprise

Asia seems to always bring an exotic and unusual meaning to the minds of those who have not visited or not visited enough. That’s why, Asian culture has always been surprising for us. As a Turkish journalist, I am both thrilled and puzzled by having been exposed to the culture set I used to watch […]

Orthodox of the world celebrate Christmas

Orthodox of the world celebrate Christmas

Orthodox Christians over the world are celebrating Christmas on January 7, 2016, according to the Julian calendar. Communities from Europe to the Middle East are celebrating the day, each with their own unique traditions, almost two weeks after the most western celebrations. In Egypt, where orthodox make up around 90% of Egyptian Christians, they break their 43-day fast […]

Christians and Muslims celebrate Christmas and Mawlid together

As the end of 2015 approaches, both Muslims are celebrating “Mawlid Al-Nabwi” and Christians celebrating Christmas at the same time. It can be apparent for example in this photo from Jordan, as a Muslim religious leader offering his best wishes to a priest on the occasion of Christmas in Abdali in Amman. The photo was posted […]

Estonians Celebrate Orthodox Christmas

Estonians Celebrate Orthodox Christmas

A woman attends a Orthodox Christmas service at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn, Estonia, on Jan. 6, 2012. Christmas falls on Jan. 7 for Orthodox believers with the Julian calendar. <Photo: Xinhua> news@theasian.asia  

Coptic Christians Celebrate Christmas

Coptic Christians Celebrate Christmas

Egyptian Christians pray during the celebration of Coptic Christian mass at a Coptic church in Cairo, Jan. 6, 2012. <Photo: Xinhua/Ayman Mose> news@theasian.asia

People Who Need Help Have X-mas Dinner

People Who Need Help Have X-mas Dinner

Those who need help have Christmas dinner at the George Brown Center in Houston, the United States, Dec. 24, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua/Song Qiong> news@theasian.asia  

Couple Kisses for the Celebration of X-mas

Couple Kisses for the Celebration of X-mas

The shadow of a kissing couple is projected on the wall of the St. Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia,on Dec. 24, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua/Bai Xue> news@theasian.asia  

An Indian Family Celebrates Christmas

An Indian Family Celebrates Christmas

A family lights candles outside the Sacred Hearts Cathedral on Christmas Eve in New Delhi, India, on Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday in India. <Photo: Xinhua/Partha Sarkar> news@theasian.asia  

Pal. Scouts Celebrate the Birth of Jesus

Pal. Scouts Celebrate the Birth of Jesus

Palestinian scouts perform during the Christmas celebration outside the Church of Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Dec. 24, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua/Fadi Arouri> news@theasian.asia

Nun Prays in the Birthplace of Jesus

Nun Prays in the Birthplace of Jesus

A nun prays inside the Church of the Nativity, the site revered as the traditional birthplace of Jesus, on the Christmas Eve in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Dec. 24, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua/Fadi Arouri> news@theasian.asia    

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