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Wishing all our readers a safe and wonderful Holiday Season with loved ones and friends and a new year of good health and happiness. A special shoutout to our men and women in unaccompanied foreign service assignments who will not be spending the holidays with their loved ones. Tennessee Williams writes that “time is the longest distance between two places.” May you bridge that distance soon. A few holiday greetings from our diplomatic posts in Poland, Norway, Austria, Thailand, Croatia, and Indonesia.
U.S. Embassy Warsaw, Poland
Diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw and Consulate General in Krakow await the arrival of Santa Claus…but will they receive presents or rózga from Santa’s elves this year? According to Polish legend, naughty children receive rózga – twigs – from Santa. A note from the embassy says that no personnel were injured in the filming of this video, although they did help a colleague find a local tailor – watch the bloopers! Video is currently on FB and has not been posted on the embassy’s YouTube channel, but it’s online courtesy of YouTube user Interpol 1923. Three years in a row for awesomeness! Click the links for the previous videos in 2013, and 2012.
U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway
Vi mimer julen inn og ønsker hele Norge god jul og godt nytt år! Happy holidays from the U.S. Embassy in Oslo! Del gjerne videre!
U.S. Embassy Vienna, Austria
U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand
The U.S. Embassy in Thailand counting down to the New Year with its own version of a popular holiday song. Happy New Year everyone and Sawadii Pii Mai!
US Embassy Zagreb, Croatia
Year in Review 2014! Želimo vam sretan Božić i sve najbolje u novoj godini….
U.S. Consulate General Surabaya, Indonesia
Konjen AS di Surabaya mengucapkan selamat Hari Natal dan Tahun Baru 2015. Happy Holidays!
US Embassy Manila, Philippines
U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, India
U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan
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