Palestinian chef brings New Year cheer through cakes

Palestinian chef spreads New Year cheer with his cakes

Location: Khan Younis, Gaza

Ahmad al-Batta decorates his creations in festive themes

hoping to spread joy to Orthodox Christians in the area

who celebrate Christmas on January 7th


"We wanted to make the 2021 celebrations spent at home special. We wanted to make New Year cakes in the shape of a Christmas tree, Santa Claus and a snowman that bring joy and happiness, especially to the children."

Gaza's Christians cannot travel to Bethlehem

to make their usual Christmas pilgrimages

as travel restrictions are still in place