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Queen Rania takes part in lighting of Christmas tree

Queen Rania of Jordan has taken part in a Christmas tree lighting in Fuheis, Jordan.

The Queen joined residents of Fuheis for the lighting of the Christmas tree in the evening at Al Qanater Amphitheater. Her Majesty was accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Al Balqa Ali Al Batayneh, the Mayor of Fuheis Omar Akroush, and the Governor of Mahis and Fuheis Sattam Al Majali. In addition, Christian religious leaders like the president of the Jordan church council Archbishop Christophorus Attallah, Father Romanos Samawi, Father Boulos Haddad, and Father Emad Twal, were also in attendance.

She later walked around an art gallery and holiday market in the Haret Al Rowaq district.

The Queen of Jordan shared a photo with children in Father Christmas hats on social media and said: “Wishing you a happy and peaceful holiday season!”

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The Municipality of Fuheis, the Fuheis Youth Club and civil society organisations organised the event that included Christmas carols and remarks by Mayor Akroush and Archbishop Attallah.

Queen Rania regularly visits Fuheis, a majority Christian town, around Christmas to see the celebrations and to show the Royal Family’s solidarity with the Christian Jordanian population on such an important holiday.

Fuheis is roughly 20 kilometres north of Amman, and most that live there are Christians, with the majority being Greek Orthodox, followed by Catholicism.

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