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Athens lights Christmas tree amidst festivities in the rain

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 12, 2018 12:30

Athens lights Christmas tree amidst festivities in the rain

Athens kicked off the holiday season with the lighting of a metallic Christmas tree in the capital’s main square across from the parliament.People carrying colourful umbrellas participated in the festivities under the rain and took photos in front of the lit Christmas tree, while musicians performed holiday songs on stage. Athens resident, Yuli, said she wished next year would be better for Greeks, since 2018 was rough.Greece has suffered eight years of economic hardship due to a financial crisis that stripped many of their livelihoods.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 12, 2018 12:30