Tourists pose for photos with a Santa-like camel at the Giza Pyramids scenic spot in Giza, Egypt, on Dec. 30, 2022. Camels are dressed as Santa Claus to attract tourists and to celebrate the upcoming New Year. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)
CAIRO, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Flowers, candies and twinkling decorations remind people the year 2023 is only one day ahead.
In Egypt, Türkiye, Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia and Palestine, children are wearing festive costumes, while consumers are purchasing food for the holiday table, busy preparing to celebrate the upcoming New Year.
People take photos with New Year's lights in Ankara, Türkiye, on Dec. 30, 2022. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)
A vendor shows flowers to customers at a flower market in Tunis, Tunisia, Dec. 29, 2022. (Photo by Adel Ezzine/Xinhua)
A man shows a 2023 sign in Cairo, Egypt, on Dec. 27, 2022. Despite the difficult economic conditions, boutiques in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, are thronged with customers who come to buy gifts and decorations for the upcoming New Year and the Coptic Christmas that falls on Jan. 7. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)
Children have fun in a small car at a Christmas market in Beirut, Lebanon, on Dec. 23, 2022. (Xinhua/Liu Zongya)
People shop for the new year at a confectioner in Istanbul, Türkiye, on Dec. 22, 2022. (Photo by Unal Cam/Xinhua)
Syrian enjoy the Christmas and New Year decorations in Damascus, capital of Syria, on Dec. 22, 2022. (Photo by Ammar Safarjalani/Xinhua)
A Palestinian enjoys horse riding on the beach of the Mediterranean Sea during sunset in Gaza City, on Dec. 28, 2022. (Photo by Rizek Abdeljawad/Xinhua) ■