BRUGGE In the Belgian city of Bruges is the fuss about the annual christmas market. That is now ’Wintermarkt’ welcome, message, VTM News. The organizers changed the name to people with different beliefs not to offend.
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“If we use the word christmas, is that with the catholic faith associated with it. We want some more neutral,” explains one of the organizers. The intention is that still “kerstgerelateerde products” are found on the market.
In the local politics sounds grumbling about the name change. “I’m a bit with these discussions. There was that zwartepietdiscussie, stop well even with” respond to politician, Pol Van Den Driessche at the VTM. He contends that the nativity story “is implicit” in the local and West-European culture. “Let’s keep it that way.”
According to the transmitter of the change in Bruges, not on themselves. In other cities, the christmas market today, a different official name, such as Winterland or winter fun.