How Crimean Greeks celebrated Christmas

Pontic Greeks of Crimea.

Few know that Greeks colonized the Crimean peninsula as far back as 2,600 years ago.

Although today the Greeks of the peninsula only number a few thousand, their legacy and connection to their Greek identity remains strong.


This year was no exception, with Pontian Greeks celebrating Christmas in a very typical way.

Adorned in traditional clothes and playing a lyra, the Pontian Greeks performed Christmas carols.

On Twitter, the Russian Embassy in Athens said:

"The Greeks of Crimean Russia celebrate Christmas. "Best wishes"!"