It was nice seeing a respectable Christmas tree in Martyrs Sq. in Beirut final yr after years of ugly ones however it seems that we’re again to sq. one. Actually, I assumed I noticed final yr’s tree being put in this yr however then they eliminated it for some motive solely to interchange it with a uninteresting one.
The tree isn’t that ugly however didn’t take a lot effort and the entire thing feels rushed. Ornament round it’s inexistent, they added a crib although and did some fireworks to gentle it up but it surely’s nonetheless a significant disappointment. The chants on Sunday in the course of the lighting ceremony had been good although.
Once more, I don’t know if we must always have excessive expectations within the first place for such a tree, however whenever you see different Lebanese cities competing for the nicest tree and ornament, you’d count on Beirut to have a extra joyous and colourful tree. In the event you’re planning to go go to, drop by at night time because it appears nicer with all of the lights round.