His lifeAgios Vasileios, the Greek equivalent toSanta Claus, was born in 330 in theNeokesareia kapadokias. He had nineother siblings. He was the Archbishop ofCaesaria, a leading theologian fourthcentury and one of the three Ieraechs,Saints- protectors of education. He wasalso a great philanthropist.
History of “Tempelekia” Since 1940 the lads of New Vyssa sang thetraditonal carols organized into "Tsetis", groups of 12 persons, which symbolize the 12 apostles of Christ. With "Tsetis" always came the "Kamilaris”. The "Kamilaris" was a disguised lad, dressed with animal skins and handmade fabric mask, so as not to be recognized. Their belly was belted withbells; this way they wanted to announce the messageof the birth of Christ and the kamilaris was carrying a large wooden "stick".
The costume The participants in "Tempelekia" apart from the "Kamilari",who wears a special costume, wear the following outfit:- A suit (pants, jacket, shirt).- A cap on their heads.- The “pallikarisio’s” scarf draped on their backs, around theneck with both edge falling in front of their chests.- A green sprig of ivy, pinned on the jacket in front of theirhearts, which is said to symbolize fertility. The leaves of theivy was painted gold, "varakomena" as they are known in N.Vyssa
The Traditional “Boumbari” is a local dish served on Christmas EveIngredients:1) Pork intestine (thick).2) Pork liver (white).3) A cup of rice.4) A teaspoon of salt.5) A tablespoon of oregano.6) A half teaspoon of black pepper.7) A half teaspoon of red pepper.8) A half pound of ground beef or pork.
…have a very happyChristmas holiday!Greetings from…Valanto, Vasso, Zoe, Stefanos, Iliana,Eleftherios, Irene, Christina, Thanasis,Maria, Katerina, Sotiris, Stefanos,Konstantinos, Yannis and Stefanos!