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Christmas is one of the major holidays that are celebrated in Greece, filled with moments to spend with loved ones, church services, and plenty of unique traditions. Here is a roundup of some of the most special Greek Christmas customs that you can enjoy, no matter where in the world you are.
The Monastery of Agia Varvara Roussanou is one of the six active monasteries in Meteora and it is dedicated to Agia Varvara, who is commemorated by the Greek Orthodox Church on December 4th.
On December 1, as on the first day of every month, people flocked in droves to the wish-granting Greek Orthodox church ‘Ayin Biri Kilisesi’ in Constantinople to make wishes, in the hope that they will come true.
“We also found a ceramic bull. The body of this hollow bull has two openings: one on the back to fill it with a liquid, likely wine, and one at the nose to drink from. Apparently, they had feasts in the chamber to honour their dead.”
The Parthenon frieze which captured the passion and glory of the Panathenaic procession in Ancient Athens is now divided essentially between Athens and London courtesy of the notorious exploits of Lord Elgin. There are, however, several fragments in other museums and one of those pieces, from the East Frieze, is finally coming home.