Thursday, 15 November 2007

Belfast's continental market

Forget the big rickety wheel - I think the big attraction in Belfast over christmas will be two nuns from Belarus who will be among the traders for the now traditional Christmas fair.

They will be selling traditional handmade goods to raise money for their charitable work back home. The nuns are from the Orthodox Monaster Novinki in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, where they work with adults and children with mental and physical disabilities.

Preparations are already being made at City Hall for the Christmas market, which runs from 21 November to 18 December.