Bustling in Chisinau railway station. Citizens of Moldova working abroad returned home last evening, to spend holidays with family. Nobody came empty-handed, but with luggages filled with gifts. Filled by emotions, people waited for their relatives on the railway platform.
"You are always emotional when waiting for a beloved one to return, you miss them. We spend holidays with everyone, maintaining the traditions" a woman said.
"Some close friends are coming over and we wait to spend Christmas and New Years together.
-Are you excited, have you not seen them in a while?
-Of course" another woman said.
Others waited for parcels sent by their relatives from abroad.
"We are waiting for a parcel. They sent gifts for their parents, children and nephews" a woman said.
People claim that they come back to spend holidays with family, because they miss everyone dearly.
"I am filled with emotions, as I miss my children.
-Will you spend together winter holidays?
-Of course, as any other parent" a mother declared.
"Yes, we celebrate together, we gathered from all over. We have many parcels and bags. Of course it is emotional when we see each other again.
-Do you always come home for holidays?
-We try, sometimes we can come, other times we cannot" a woman said.
To deal with the large influx of passengers, during this period, an additional train is going Moscow- Chisinau.