Christmas ingreece

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Christmas ingreece

  1. 1. Christmas in Greece Adamopoulou Vassilina, Kavoura Maria
  2. 2. Christmas carolsBeautiful carols, called “kalanda”, coming from Byzantine times, are being sung through all the country Christmas ‘kalanta’
  3. 3. Christmas ElvesDuring the Greek 12 days of Christmas (December 25 to January 6), goblins called “Callicantzari” - or “Kallinkantzari” come out to tease people and eat their food
  4. 4. Christmas FoodDuring Christmas there are special sweets and meals which are prepared in every house
  5. 5. • Melomakarona• Kourabiedes• Diples
  6. 6. • Christopsomo(bread that is made on Christmas Eve)• Vasilopita(cake that is eaten on New Years Day)
  7. 7. Christmas meals• Stuffed turkey
  8. 8. • roast pork, with a variety of side delicacies.
  9. 9. The Christmas season comes to an end with the Theophania, on January 6• On this day around Greece, waters are blessed and a cross is thrown into the waters. Young people dive into the freezing water to retrieve the cross, which is said to bring good luck to the person that reaches it first.
  10. 10. Christmas decorations• Christmas tree• In some regions, especially islands, people decorate a boat instead of a christmas tree
  11. 11. Christmas and New Year’s wishes in Greek• Kala Christougenna! (Merry Christmas)• Kali chronia! (Happy new year) Sources: Customs and traditions shared by grandmothers and parents Pictures found on the internet

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