Christmas decorations on Syntagma square  Коледни украси на площад Синтагма

Christmas decorations on Syntagma square, Athens, Greece (Tree is beautiful, but not sure why there are "SpongeBob SquarePants" balloons, maybe for the children?

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GREECE – The night before Christmas, children go from door to door offering good wishes for the season and singing kalanda or carols accompanied by the sounds of triangles. Gifts are given on Saint Basil’s Day, the first day of January, and in place of a Christmas tree a shallow wooden bowl is placed in the home, holding a sprig of basil and a wooden cross

Celebrating Christmas in an Older Greece

The night before Christmas, children go from door to door offering good wishes for the season and singing kalanda or carols accompanied by the sounds of triangles. Gifts are given on Saint Basil’s Day, the first day of January

Even though the Greek Christmas is regarded by many as less colourful than the Greek Easter, the Greeks really have some of the richest Christmas traditions in the world. As elsewhere, the Christmas tree is a recent innovation and formerly (and indeed still on some islands today) a Christmas ship was decorated and had the place of the tree.

Christmas Traditions in Greece…

Christmas Traditions in Greece By Thornton B. Edwards, Cephallonia, Greece A folklorist married to a Greek girl Even though the Greek Christmas is regarded by many as less colourful than the Greek …

Christmas tree in Greece.The old custom was to decorate a boat, since the Greek Christmas gift bringer, Agios Basilis, is also the patron saint of sailors.

O Christmas Tree! Trimming Traditions Around the World

Christmas tree in Greece.The old custom was to decorate a boat, since the Greek Christmas gift bringer, Agios Basilis, is also the patron saint of sailors.

Kourabiedes are very simple to make, since they are made only with flour, butter and sugar and are scented with vanilla and brandy or rum.

Kourabiedes - Traditional Christmas Greek butter cookies with almonds, scented with vanilla and rum (or brandy) and then smothered in icing sugar

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