Story By: James King, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
These newborn babies at a hospital in Nazareth have been given a Christmas makeover along with the rest of the city after being dressed up in little Santa suits.
Nazareth is a city in Israel where the archangel Gabriel revealed to Mary that she would have a baby boy. In preparation for the upcoming Christmas celebrations, the entire city has been kitted out in festive decorations.
As part of the celebrations, staff at the Nazareth Hospital EMMS gave the newborn babies Christmas-themed onesies complete with little Santa hats.
The Nazareth Hospital EMMS has 500 staff and 147 beds and is also known as the ‘Scottish hospital’ after it was founded by the Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society.
Prof. Fahed Hakim, medical director at the hospital, said: “Christmas is a time of joy and celebration. This year, we celebrate the holiday beneath the shadow of coronavirus, which is not a simple thing, but we are determined not to let the situation hurt our joy.
“There is nothing more symbolic than celebrating the miracle of childbirth on a holiday that has childbirth at its centre.
“I am happy and excited for all the new parents of the December babies, and hope we will have a much better year than last year.”
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