Before Christmas we decorate our houses with flashing lights and other decorations and put balls, angels, lights on a Christmas tree. There is a big star at the top of the Christmas tree. Our town also ‘wears’ Christmas ‘clothes’ – bright colourful lights and things.
Christmas Eve is very important for us. In the evening all the family get together. When the first star appears in the sky, Christmas Eve Supper starts. Before supper father reads a quotation from the Bible about the birth of Jesus and then members of the family break a wafer and wish each other health, happiness and joy. On the table there is usually a plate for a stranger and hay under the tablecloth.
After the Christmas Eve Supper we open presents waiting for us under the Christmas tree. We listen to and sing the carols. At midnight we go to church to attend Christmas Midnight Mass called ‘Pasterka’ (it means ‘shepards’ night’).
Carolers At Christmas Day children and teenagers visit our houses and sing Christmas Car o ls .