Christmas in the Balkans can seem quite a bit different than it used to be.
The last time the holiday was celebrated, the Balkan countries celebrated the new year in the southernmost corner of the country, where the population lives in small towns and is largely illiterate.
But with the recent rise of ISIS, many people in the country are trying to escape the harsh winter months with a change of heart.
“The winter is very hard.
I don’t know what to do.
I think I am not a Christian anymore.
I’m a Muslim, so I don.
And I don to go back home.
I am worried.
And that is a big problem.
And it is difficult for us in Bulgaria,” Sebastian told Al Jazeera.
“We don’t have much time to go to church, we don’t want to go into the streets and go into churches, so we go to our shops, we shop.
We buy presents, we buy toys, we sell them.””
It’s very hard to get Christmas presents because it’s very dangerous, especially the winter.
I had a friend that had a car accident in a shopping centre.
I told her to not worry.
We have to go home and do what we do.”
It was around this time that Sebastian became acquainted with the local women’s watch brand, the Bulgarian Women’s Watch Company, who he is now working with to develop a Christmas watch.
“My friend started telling me about the company, about the watches and the women’s watches, and she told me about Christmas, and I went back and talked to them.
We met them in their shop and started working on a watch for Christmas,” he said.”
I asked if they wanted to make a Christmas Christmas watch, and they said yes, and then we got started.”
Balkan Christmas watches and watches made in the neighbouring countries of Bulgaria and Serbia are made in small batches.
Sebastian, a young entrepreneur, has invested a lot of time in making Bulgarians Christmas watches, learning how to make watches from scratch and improving the quality and the colours.
But it has not been easy.
“It is difficult to go out in the streets, to go in the shopping centres, to buy a Christmas present.
It’s very difficult.
And we are worried about it,” he told Alja.
In October, Sebastian went to Bulgaria to sell his watches to the market.
He met the Bulgerian women’s company, and he has been working with them to make Bulgarias Christmas watches.
“They told me, the watches are made here, and it is just a matter of time, and we will get it.
They told me that the Bulgars are in a good position to start making Christmas watches for the markets in Europe, and so they will do it, and this will be the first time,” he added.
But while Sebastian is happy about the prospect of Christmas watches in Bulgaria, it is not as easy as he imagined.
“I thought it was the most beautiful watch I have ever seen.
I was really surprised.
And my first impression of it was that it was very beautiful.
But the first impressions are not the first ones.
It takes a lot for it to be like that, and that is what is really hard,” he explained.
Bulgaria has an ageing population.
“The population has grown a lot in recent years.
We need to keep it stable.
The population is very young.
We can do everything, but the government does not want to, because they think it is against their interest,” Sebastian explained.
“So the problem is that there is a lot, but we don´t have enough money, so the problem becomes even bigger.”
The problem is exacerbated by the fact that most of the money in Bulgaria is from oil and gas.
The country’s oil revenues have fallen in recent months due to the war in Syria, and the country’s government has been struggling to get a handle on the money it has accumulated.
“In the past, we had a lot oil, and our revenues were really good, but in the past we have been running out of money,” Sebastian said.
“And now we are not running out at all.
So the government wants to take the money, and if we don`t get it, it will affect our economy in a big way.””
The money will be wasted in the market, and you will lose jobs in the economy, because you won`t have the money to pay for all your bills and food, because the government doesn`t give enough money,” said Sebastian.
He added that he had heard of cases where the government has spent more than half a million dollars on Christmas watches to cater to its domestic market.
The company that is currently working on the Bulgarian watches has already seen their first customer.
“They told us that they want to make an 18-karat gold watch