Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas in Jaffa Comes as Santa

Jaffa's Christmas procession, organized by the city's Greek Orthodox Scouts, marched on Louis Pasteur Street.

The children - most of them Arab except for three Philippine girls accompanied by their mothers - wore Santa costumes. A few girls dressed up as angels, and even babies wore red Santa hats. A thin, tall girl flaunted short tight pants, leggings and high red-and-white boots.

The street filled with fireworks, as well as dozens of marching and mounted Santas. "For us Santa is a coveted role," said Mario Dik, head of the scouts chapter, a few days earlier. "Everyone will dress up as Santa."
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