By Heidi Trautmann
It is not easy to get into a Christmas mood with the
sun shining and the blue sky and green hills inviting us to go walking along
the coast and jump into the sea where there is an opportunity; the water is
still warm. Today, on Sunday, November 17, we went sailing with our little boat
just around the corner into a nice quiet bay for a November swim.
Also the organizers of Christmas Markets are slow to
announce their yearly markets, the municipalities have not brought out their
Xmas decoration yet – I wonder if they will do it at all with the large sums
they owe to the Electricity Department – but it would help us to find our way
better in the dark on the main streets and highways where the street lamps have
been switched off as a warning. And now that the costs are rising what will
they switch off next?? I am sure the turnover in the sale of candles of all
sizes will go up this year.
But here they are the Christmas market dates:
First the established ones:
Nov 23 – at the St. Andrew’s Church, usually they open
around 10 am;
Dec 1 – Goethe Institute Nicosia in the bufferzone
opposite the old Ledra Palace Hotel;
Dec 7 – Kyrenia Animal Rescue – KAR at the Teachers’
Hotel in Kyrenia
Dec 8 – Lemar Alsancak: in front of the building;
Dec 14 – North Cyprus Cancer Charity Association at
the Pia Bella Hotel in Kyrenia.
Also, from Nov 23 – Dec 21, every Saturday from 2 pm
to 5 pm at the Wild Duck restaurant in Lapta.
I am sure there are many more stall owners getting
ready for the one or other market around town, also east of Kyrenia; I have no
information on events in Nicosia or Famagusta.