By Narmina Mammadova
The sights, sounds and smells of holiday are evident from the end of November. Christmas lights on the streets and the bustle of shoppers exude cheering warmth.
Baku welcomes the holiday season with grandiose light displays and holiday decorations. On the New Year’s Eve everything is literally transformed and begins to play with new colors. The central avenues and squares of the Azerbaijani capital are decorated with bright garlands, New Year symbols, and, of course, the main attribute of the holiday - Christmas trees.
This year the largest and main tree was installed on Azadlig Square. Also, Christmas trees are located in places where folk festivals are traditionally held - on Baku Boulevard, Fountain Square and in other parks and squares.
A real New Year's fairy tale staged in the metropolitan park "Sevirem". Besides the traditional Christmas tree, light installations, bright figures, illuminated arches and other New Year attributes, around which you can take lots of bright photos and feel the festive mood, were installed there.
The sparkling, elegant charitable fair "Cold hands, warm heart" in the Fountain Square, organized by Nargis Fund gives the city a magical appeal.
Over the years world-famous department stores have also competed to lure shoppers with fantastic outdoor displays.
Everyone can find something to suit his own personal taste and needs.
A fabulous fireworks show is set off in the Baku Boulevard at midnight.
Every year thousands of people gather in the city center, immersing visitors in the festive atmosphere.
Fascinating lights, decorations and eye-catching New Year trees makes everyone feel in a winter wonderland.
On December 31 (Solidarity Day of World Azerbaiajnis), January 1-2 (New Year) was declared non-working days in Azerbaijan. The first working day in 2019 will be January 3.
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