Danish asylum centres to celebrate Christmas with refugees – The Post

Danish asylum centres to celebrate Christmas with refugees

Open for all, the parties will be about socialising, not religion

There will be gifts for the kids, delicious food and Christmas trees with ornaments at the asylum centres (photo: iStock)
December 1st, 2015 12:07 pm| by Lucie Rychla

Asylum centres in southern Jutland are going to host Christmas parties for refugees throughout the holiday season, reports DR.

There will be gifts for the kids, delicious food and Christmas trees with ornaments, promise the centres.

An opportunity to socialise
“Holding a Christmas party is a tradition and a good opportunity to socialise,” Ninna Svendsen, the head of the South Jutland asylum centres, told DR.

“They [refugees] enjoy getting together, eating together and socialising. They love to have such a night: when they can forget their problems for a while and have a bit of fun.”

Regardless of religion
The Christmas parties will be open to all refugees regardless of their religious background.

“We want to make it clear that the parties are about socialising and not about religion,” Svendsen stated.

The parties will be held throughout December, but not on Christmas Eve itself, as most employees have been given that day off.