Cap­i­tal shim­mers on New Year’s eve

Azer News - - Front Page - By Narmina Mam­madova

Cities are brighter dur­ing the hol­i­days than any other time in the year.

The sights, sounds and smells of hol­i­day are ev­i­dent from the end of Novem­ber. Christ­mas lights on the streets and the bus­tle of shop­pers ex­ude cheer­ing warmth.

Baku wel­comes the hol­i­day sea­son with grandiose light dis­plays and hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tions. On the New Year’s Eve ev­ery­thing is lit­er­ally trans­formed and be­gins to play with new colors. The cen­tral av­enues and squares of the Azer­bai­jani cap­i­tal are dec­o­rated with bright gar­lands, New Year sym­bols, and, of course, the main at­tribute of the hol­i­day Christ­mas trees.

This year the largest and main tree was in­stalled on Azadlig Square. Also, Christ­mas trees are lo­cated in places where folk fes­ti­vals are tra­di­tion­ally held - on Baku Boule­vard, Foun­tain Square and in other parks and squares.

A real New Year's fairy tale staged in the metropoli­tan park "Se­virem". Be­sides the tra­di­tional Christ­mas tree, light in­stal­la­tions, bright fig­ures, il­lu­mi­nated arches and other New Year at­tributes, around which you can take lots of bright pho­tos and feel the fes­tive mood, were in­stalled there.

The sparkling, ele­gant char­i­ta­ble fair "Cold hands, warm heart" in the Foun­tain Square, or­ga­nized by Nar­gis Fund gives the city a mag­i­cal ap­peal. Over the years world-fa­mous depart­ment stores have also com­peted to lure shop­pers with fan­tas­tic out­door dis­plays.

Ev­ery­one can find some­thing to suit his own per­sonal taste and needs.

A fab­u­lous fire­works show is set off in the Baku Boule­vard at mid­night.

Every year thou­sands of peo­ple gather in the city cen­ter, im­mers­ing vis­i­tors in the fes­tive at­mos­phere.

Fas­ci­nat­ing lights, dec­o­ra­tions and eye-catch­ing New Year trees makes ev­ery­one feel in a win­ter won­der­land.

On De­cem­ber 31 (Sol­i­dar­ity Day of World Azer­ba­ia­j­nis), Jan­uary 1-2 (New Year) was de­clared non-work­ing days in Azer­bai­jan. The first work­ing day in 2019 will be Jan­uary 3.

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