Saudi Arabia prohibits importing Christmas trees

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Saudi Arabia prohibits importing Christmas trees
Saudi Arabia prohibits importing Christmas trees
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Saudi Arabia has refuted rumors in the media that the country is importing Christmas trees and Santa Claus costumes, despite images like the above circulating on the internet.
Christmas trees and other religious symbols are prohibited, according to the Saudi Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority.
The comment was made in response to a Twitter user’s concern about whether Christmas trees are now allowed in the kingdom.
Christmas trees, decorations, and Santa Claus costumes are reportedly being offered in stores in the oil-rich country, according to foreign media sources.
Christians from Lebanon and the Philippines who work in Saudi Arabia are used to celebrating Christmas behind closed doors.
Saudi Arabia has seen a host of rapid social, cultural, and economic changes in recent years, initiated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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