Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Chisinau Christmas Tree Saga (Part 3!)

More news. Yesterday, the mayor signed an ordinance instructing workers to restore the Christmas tree to the central square. When city workers arrived, they found the tree guarded by "tens of police officers." Thus, the tree remains where it is.

The Chisinau authorities have expressed concern about the central authorities’ unwillingness to celebrate Christmas on December 25, with the Christmas tree in Chisinau’s central square expected to be officially lit on New Year’s Eve and not earlier.

Since Moldova is mainly a European Orthodox country, Christmas is celebrated here on January 7 as per the Julian calendar after a 40-day fast.

The political struggle continues.

1 comment:

Keith Walters said...

Keep me updated this is interesting!!!