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Christmas Tradition In Greece

Christmas is approaching fast. It is one of the most joyous and festive occasions. Christmas gifts are one of the integral parts of Christmas. People give expensive Christmas gifts to their loved ones. Christmas gift baskets are one of the most popular Christmas gifts. In case, your budget does not allow then you may go for homemade Christmas gift ideas or Christmas crafts.

During the Christmas party, Christmas carols and Christmas songs are the major attractions. Interesting Christmas games and Christmas coloring pages are meant for children. Christmas decorations are another significant factor during Christmas celebrations. Interesting Facts about Christmas Tradition in Greece

St. Nicholas is the most significant person during Christmas celebrations.

All Greek ships have an icon of St. Nicholas.

Small boys sing carols and beat drums during Christmas Eve. These small boys visit house to house. People offer dried figs, almonds, walnuts and sweets to them.

40 days of fasting is followed by great Christmas feast. Christmas feast comprised of pigs, along with Christ bread.

Shallow wooden bowl is the major symbol of Christmas celebrations. Usually, people in Greece do not buy Christmas trees.

Kallikantzeri is one of the major traditions during Christmas celebrations. During 12 days of Christmas, goblins appear and do mischievous activities.

People decorate evergreen tree with tinsel and star. On 1st January, people exchange beautiful gifts with each other. This day is known as St. Basilís Day.

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Last Updated :- 15 December, 2014

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