A Christmas without hugs and with hydroalcoholic gel: in 2020, December 24 and 25 were marked by the context linked to the coronavirus. In families, no more than six adults at the table, in accordance with the recommendations of public health specialists. Despite the presence of gifts at the foot of the tree, the feeling of estrangement was very present. Older people often have not been able to spend Christmas with their loved ones.
In the churches, Masses were linked to welcome the faithful. Anti-Covid masks, hydroalcoholic gel and social distancing were the norm. The lucky ones were able to celebrate Christmas on the beach as in Reunion, where the France Télévisions teams were present. “We have the sun, we have the beach, we have the sea. That’s enough for us”, laughs one of these lucky people at the microphone of France 2. “I think it’s a chance, compared to those who live in metropolitan France”, adds his companion.
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