Clan Spike send Holiday Greetings from Türkiye

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Thursday 19 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

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It is true, not everywhere in the world celebrates Christmas. For instance, we don’t, nor do the vast majority of Türks or in other other parts of the middle east and Asia.

Like all places across the globe, we all have our religious and cultural heritage; such as Kurban Bayram (Eid al adha) a couple of months back. So for us, it’ll be just a normal week at work next week, Cousin Spike Jnr will be at skool and Aunty Spike will be working away still as semester end exams are not far away; starting in the first few days of January.

But in the same way that we humbly appreciate those who acknowledge our festivals, we, that is my wife and I, or ‘Clan Spike’ as we have become known, would like to wish the followers and readers of this little blog, or The Spikey’s as we affectionately know you as, a very safe and peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year.

Whilst there may be some who might disagree with this, I really don’t care. I don’t care what religion you are, where you are from, what colour you are, or what your preferences are in life. The fact remains that if this holiday season is important to you, then I feel it’s only right that we are free to pass on our best wishes – and so we do…

Noeliniz kutlu olsun ve yeni yilinis kutlu olsun!

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Although there is no coinciding this year of Christmas, Hanukkah or either of the main Eid festivals, this image sums up what I wanted to say:

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19 thoughts on “Clan Spike send Holiday Greetings from Türkiye

  1. Pat says:

    Thank you so much – your wish warms my heart. We are busy here in southern Michigan with our holiday preparations. My daughter flew here from Texas on Thursday and it is nice to have her company. This is a very important holiday for us and I appreciate sensitivity. One of the benefits of blogging is that we can learn about important cultural events from each other. Keep on blogging it, friend.

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  2. ballerina95 says:

    Happy holidays, clan Spike!

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  3. edgar62 says:

    Thank you for your best wishes. I hope all Clan Spike are well and surviving winter. It’s 44c and hot over( under) here at the moment.

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  4. You are a very interesting person in your beliefs, I agree with you. Though I do wish that every person on Earth were a devout Christian this is only through my beliefs of love and caring about everyone, no other reason. If a person says they are a Christian but wishes the blood of other people to be spilled, they seriously need to take a hard look in their mirror because there is nothing Christian about them. Love and tolerance and caring for everyone everywhere by everyone is what we will all live by, or die by. We need to learn from and care about each other, always.

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    • Uncle Spike says:

      So we’re on the same page then 🙂

      What always gets me is when you hear ‘love’ preached by some (all all sides), but only for those ‘in their own club’, and total intolerance of the rest of humanity – so sad that. The world would be so boring if we were all the same…

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  5. Every year I’m sick of reading endless debates of whether Muslims should say Christmas greetings or not and I’ve long said to my friends that we don’t need it anyway. Things may calm down a bit but does it really solve the problem?

    So reading your greetings here feels like a refreshing jug of water has been poured over my head. We may have different celebrations but none should stop us from being loving to others. Instead of pointing at our differences, let’s celebrate our similarities.

    Thank you for the warm Christmas greetings. Coming from a Muslim like you makes it even more special. ^^

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  6. Every year I’m sick of reading endless debates of whether Muslims should say Christmas greetings or not and I’ve long said to my friends that we don’t need it anyway. Things may calm down a bit but does it really solve the problem?

    So reading your greetings here feels like a refreshing jug of water has been poured over my head. We may have different celebrations but none should stop us from being loving to others. Instead of pointing at our differences, let’s celebrate our similarities.

    Thank you for the warm Christmas greetings. Coming from a Muslim like you makes it even more special. ^^

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    • Uncle Spike says:

      I couldn’t agree more. Clerics from all religions have their academic opinions, but that aside, as a human being, what right do I, or anyone else, have to sit in judgement f others. A holiday is a holiday. A festival is a festival. What it means personally to person A, B or C doesn’t and shouldn’t matter 🙂

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  7. Gill McGrath says:

    Happy days in the sun light to Spike and your family.

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  8. Yes it’s good to be inclusive!

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  9. fredrieka says:

    Thank you! I love this post!

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    • Uncle Spike says:

      Thanks for that 🙂
      It’s a difficult one. I didn’t want to ignore something that for the vast majority of my blog’s followers is important in their lives. I hope it ‘hits the right mark’.

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  10. neihtn2012 says:

    According to Wikipedia: Saint Nicholas of Myra was a 4th-century Greek Christian bishop of Myra (now Demre) in Lycia, a province of the Byzantine Anatolia, now in Turkey.

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