|arya||Date: Saturday, 10-December-2011, 11:57 AM | Message # 1|
It is Christmas - a time for cheer even in austerity-hit Athens where residents have been enjoying the switching on of the festive lights.
The City has reined back seasonal spending amid Greece's economic woes but die-hard revellers are determined to have a good time.
"People want a nice warm Christmas," said one woman in the capital, Anastasia Stroubi. "We are trying to ignore our problems as much as we can during the holidays."