CHRISTMAS IN GREECE<br />
CHRISTMAS ,THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY OF THE YEAR<br />MODERN LIFE AND NEW WAYS OF COMMUNICATION HAVE REMOVED MANY TRADITIONS ...
THE DECORATION OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE IS THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTMAS. THE CUSTOM IN GREECE HAS FOREIGN ORIGIN AND WAS IMPORTED...
VV<br />BEFORE 1833 GREEKS  USED TO DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS TIME A SHIP<br />
CHRISTMAS PASTRY<br />   Apart from the Christmas tree, the  housewives prepare the christmas pastry too.<br />Christmas p...
Christmas day lunch<br />. Greeks use to go to the church on christmas early in the morning. Some years ago, they used to ...
CHRISTMAS CAROLS<br />Who doesn’t sing carols as a child! <br />In Greece, children sing the carols on christmas eve and o...
Carols in old times<br />
Carols in nowadays<br />
Santa Claus!!!Our Santa Claus is saint Vasilios<br />
IN ORTHODOX CHURCH THE SAINT VASILIOS WAS THE BISHOP OF CAESAREA<br />He founded  in his area hospitals ,orphanages,nursin...
KING CAKE<br />WE CALL KING CAKE THE PIE WE MAkE WITH A COIN IN IT ,ON NEW YEAR’S EVE AND WE CUT AND SHARE IT SHORTLY AFTE...
CHRISTMAS CARDS<br />  The christmas and new year’s cards arean integral complement to the holidays. The cards are display...
CHRISTMAS IN SCHOOL1ST PRIMARY SCHOOL OF PLATYKAMPOS<br />
CHRISTMAS IN OUR CITY LARISSA<br />
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR  2010 !<br />
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  1. 1. CHRISTMAS IN GREECE<br />
  2. 2. CHRISTMAS ,THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY OF THE YEAR<br />MODERN LIFE AND NEW WAYS OF COMMUNICATION HAVE REMOVED MANY TRADITIONS OF CHRISTMAS. SOME ,INSIST ON MAINTAINING THE TRADITION<br />
  3. 3. THE DECORATION OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE IS THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTMAS. THE CUSTOM IN GREECE HAS FOREIGN ORIGIN AND WAS IMPORTED BY THE BAVARIANS, <br />THE FIRST TREE WAS DECORATED IN THE PALACE OF KING OTHON IN 1833 AND THEN IN ATHENS. <br />SINCE WORLD WAR II ,ALL GREEK HOUSES DECORAT E THE TREE WITH COLOURED BALLS.<br />THE<br />CHRISTMAS TREE<br />
  4. 4. VV<br />BEFORE 1833 GREEKS USED TO DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS TIME A SHIP<br />
  5. 5. CHRISTMAS PASTRY<br /> Apart from the Christmas tree, the housewives prepare the christmas pastry too.<br />Christmas pastry are: melomakarona, christopsoma, kurabiedes,diples,etc<br />
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  7. 7. Christmas day lunch<br />. Greeks use to go to the church on christmas early in the morning. Some years ago, they used to eat chicken soup when they were returning from the church. Nowadays they eat turkey , lamb, pork, salads and they drink red or white wine.<br /> However, several areas in the country keep the custom in eating chicken soup, especially in our area, Thessaly.<br />
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  9. 9. CHRISTMAS CAROLS<br />Who doesn’t sing carols as a child! <br />In Greece, children sing the carols on christmas eve and on new year’s eve, going from house to house. People give them tips and wishes for christmas and the new year’s day. The children use some instruments to play the carols, like triangle.<br />
  10. 10. Carols in old times<br />
  11. 11. Carols in nowadays<br />
  12. 12. Santa Claus!!!Our Santa Claus is saint Vasilios<br />
  13. 13. IN ORTHODOX CHURCH THE SAINT VASILIOS WAS THE BISHOP OF CAESAREA<br />He founded in his area hospitals ,orphanages,nursing homes and spent all his property to help people.<br />His name is connected to the new year’s cake that we make.<br />Tradition says that he wanted to return to the people of the province, precious jewels that had been given to him. (He was going to give these jewels to the Roman officials who threatened to destroy the region). The Romans got away from the area without taking the jewels. He wanted to return the jewels ,but he didn’t know which jewels belonged to whom. Therefore, he ordered to put each of them in a pie and to share the pies to the people. So, everyone took a pie with a jewel inside.<br />
  14. 14. KING CAKE<br />WE CALL KING CAKE THE PIE WE MAkE WITH A COIN IN IT ,ON NEW YEAR’S EVE AND WE CUT AND SHARE IT SHORTLY AFTER THE NEW YEAR GHANGE. WE DO IT AS A MEMORY OF SAINT VASILIOS PIES.<br />
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  19. 19. CHRISTMAS CARDS<br /> The christmas and new year’s cards arean integral complement to the holidays. The cards are displayed primarily the birth of Christ in the manger, the three wise men with the gifts,angels and stars! The wish is: “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”.<br /> In Greece , the cards were presented in the early 20th century by Greek immigrants in the United States and Australia.<br />
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  23. 23. CHRISTMAS IN SCHOOL1ST PRIMARY SCHOOL OF PLATYKAMPOS<br />
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  33. 33. CHRISTMAS IN OUR CITY LARISSA<br />
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  39. 39. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 !<br />

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