Christmas tree decorations in Lebanon cost a fortune, and this has been the case for the past three years. In the past, preparations began a month before the feast, and joy and decorations spread everywhere, as well as Christmas songs, but now everything is postponed and suspended.
How can the Lebanese prepare for the holiday season in light of the stifling economic crisis?
On a tour of some stores and commercial centers, we notice the crazy prices, as we find that the prices of the Christmas tree are calculated in dollars, or on the daily exchange rate. The stores are full of decorations, but the Lebanese watch and do not buy because of the crazy prices, as the cost of the Christmas tree with decorations may reach millions.
And in light of the crazy prices… How is the demand for buying Christmas decorations?
The worsening deterioration of living conditions… Has it affected the usual scene that preceded the holiday season in the past years?
Less than one month separates us from Christmas and New Year’s, but the holidays this year will be sad in Lebanon, with the continued deterioration of economic conditions and the rise in the exchange rate of the dollar. Because of this financial collapse, the joy of Eid is no longer the same, and the pain in the hearts of the people has become deeper. There remains great hope among the Lebanese that the joy of Eid will return as it was in the past.