To signal the executive’s decision, Venezuelan state channels started a campaign, publicizing a poster in which President Nicolás Maduro appears accompanied by his wife, Cília Flores, in a Christmas atmosphere, which includes an image of the Virgin Mary with the baby Jesus in her arms.
“We boost food sovereignty”, it can be read on the poster, announcing that the “Constitutional President of Venezuela” was leading an “early Christmas” activity in 2020, on Thursday afternoon.
The start of Christmas celebrations in Venezuela comes after President Nicolás Maduro announces that he has approved “funds to acquire 10 million toys as part of the Happy Christmas plan”, which will reach Venezuelan children through food boxes at solidarity prices distributed by the State .
“Let us bring hope, joy and smiles to each son and daughter of the Fatherland,” said Nicolás Maduro in statements to state television.
This is the second consecutive year that the President of Venezuela anticipates Christmas, which happened for the first time in 2019.
At that time, Nicolás Maduro told state television that “nothing and nobody will take away the happiness and peace of the people, who receive Christmas with a country in tranquility and are preparing to have a year of development and prosperity”.
However, according to Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela is preparing to make the preventive quarantine of covid-19 more flexible, so it will start a process to boost local trade that plans to reactivate, as of December, tourist activity, applying a biosafety protocol. Special.