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City of Thessaloniki Issues a Cheerful Invitation to “Next Christmas”

December 24, 2020

THESSALONIKI — A version of Wham’s popular song "Last Christmas", adapted to the new reality of restricted socializing under the coronavirus pandemic, was released by the Tourism Organization of Thessaloniki (thessalonik.travel) recently, conveying a message of optimism despite the difficulties of keeping to health measures ahead of 2021.

With references to visiting Thessaloniki, the video features some iconic sites of the northern city, old and new, people at work in stores, and expressions in the characteristic northern Greek idiom, as in the phrase "se leo" (I tell you).

The upbeat production includes both Greek and English adapted lyrics and runs for 1.33 minutes.

The Organization is headed by Voula Patoulidou, an Olympic athlete (1992, Barcelona, gold in 100-meter hurdles) married to an Olympic weight lifter.

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