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Saudi Arabia denies importing Christmas trees

Saudi Arabia denies importing Christmas trees
Foreign media reports said Christmas trees sold at stores in Saudi Arabia

By Ibrahim al-Khazen

ISTANBUL (AA) – Saudi Arabia has denied media reports about importing Christmas trees and Santa Claus outfits.

The Saudi Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority said that it is prohibited to import Christmas trees or any religious signs other than Islam.

The statement came in response to a question by a Twitter user on whether Christmas trees are now allowed into the kingdom.

Foreign media reports earlier said that Christmas trees, decorations and Santa Claus outfits were now being sold at stores in the oil-rich kingdom.

Christian foreigners working in Saudi Arabia, mainly from Lebanon and the Philippines, 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.

*Writing by Ahmed Asmar in Ankara

source: News Feed
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