Tag: Greek Christmas

Christopsomo

Traditional Christopsomo recipe

“Christopsomo” in Greek means “Christ’s Bread” and this is why the bread is decorated with a cross. Christopsomo is considered very sacred in Greek households and is made with great care to…

Christmas boat

Wonderful Christmas Traditions of Greece

Carols about the birth of Jesus sung by the sweet choral voices of children, special decorations, scary superstitions, and painstakingly-made cakes all make up part of Greece’s many Christmas traditions. Many of…

Celebrating Christmas in the Diaspora 8

Celebrating Christmas in the Diaspora

Christmas in the Diaspora can be bittersweet for many of us who have loved ones in Greece. However, it’s also a time of year we can embrace our unique identity, a combination…

Traditional symbol behind Christmas boats in Greece 10

Traditional symbol behind Christmas boats in Greece

During the Festive Season all around Greece you will find Christmas boats (karavakia) decorated with lights and ornaments, which are very traditional and symbolic. The Karavaki symbolises sailing towards the new life…

Edible Christmas: Traditions of Greece 20

Edible Christmas: Traditions of Greece

Greece has essentially stuck to age-old traditions, with fascinating variations around the country, accomplished chef Stella Spanou tells us. Turkey has managed to find its way to the Greek Christmas table, but…

Homemade Melomakarona Recipe 21

Homemade Melomakarona Recipe

Melomakarona are traditional Greek Christmas spiced cookies that are moist, syrupy and extremely flavoursome. Here is a family recipe by Flavours & Flair, which not only tastes great but will leave your kitchen…