Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Greece

In Greece when we talk about “holidays” we are referring to the holiday periodof Christmas, New Year and Epiphanywhich lasts 12 days. There are many customs associated with the “twelve day of Christmas”, some very old and others relatively recent. 

Celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Greece is like finding yourself in an expressionist work of art: decorated Christmas trees, shiny bright ornaments, and “karavákia” (small Christmas ships) decked with blue and white lights illuminate the streets in honour of St. Nicholas; harmonious bells and children’s carols echo through our cities and villages. Traditional culinary delights symbolise good luck in the New Year and adorn the white-clothed tables. In this mosaic of Christmas sensations, holiday experiences are rendered even more colourful by the deep blue of the seas, the green forest of the mountains, the red coral of the sunsets, and the rich violet of the night sky.

After 40 days of fasting, the Christmas feast is looked forward to with great anticipation by adults and children alike. Pigs are slaughtered and on almost every table are loaves of christopsomo or "Christ Bread". This bread is made in large sweet loaves of various shapes and the crusts are engraved and decorated in some way that reflects the family's profession.

Our company Grekodom Development Company wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

May the coming year bring to you many happy moments, new perspectives and good news, exciting and vibrant travel experience, financial success and endless luck!

We will be happy to introduce to you Greece, and let the New Year bring  a cozy and comfortable atmosphere in your houses!

 

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