Δευτέρα, 29 Δεκεμβρίου 2008

MY WORLD TUESDAY: CHRISTMAS CUSTOMS



Today i'll tell you some Christmas customs that we have in our family.
On December 24th, in the morning, the kids go to grandparents, aunts and uncles and sing the Christmas carols.

On Christmas day, we all go to the church at 6 am.
We go to a monastery (Panagia Faneromeni).


The Christmas liturgy there, is something else.
Although there is a crowd waiting to receive holy communion, you don't hear a thing.
There is peace and quiet everywhere.
The only thing you can hear is the voice of the nun singing the hymns.
At 8 am the church finishes and we go to my mother's in law house for the traditional breakfast.



We gather there, my parents in law, my family and my husband's brothers with their families.
This year we were 13 persons.
This breakfast is a tradition from my mother's in law father.
After 40 days without meat (fasting), you can imagine what happening on this table.
The forks catch fire.
At 2 pm we gather for lunch.
A lot of food and wine, again.
This year my brother in law dressed up like Santa and gave gifts to the kids.


In the evening we go to the persons who celebrate their names (Christos,Christina).
These days are for friends, relatives, food and fire place.
I hope you all had Merry Christmas.

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25 σχόλια:

Anette είπε...

That sounds like nice and social family traditions. have you all been fasting? I bet you were ready for some meat after that!

Reader Wil είπε...

That's a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas: Church, family, good food, Christmas carols and presents. We do exactly the same, only the presents we give on St. Nicholas'Eve on the 5th of December. Now our New Year's Eve is going to be the next great festivity.

Dirk είπε...

Nice to see the way you celebrated Christmas. Family traditions are very important. Best wishes for 2009.

FickleMinded είπε...

nice photo and a great family tradition!
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Arija είπε...

Your Christmas is lovely. It is good to have rituals so everyone knows what to expect and to enjoy the anticipation.
To you and your family, A very Happy New Year!

ewok1993 είπε...

I really appreciated this post very much. This is the main reason for the MY World post not just to share some photos but to share your customs and traditions as well. Attending a service in the monastery that's something I want to experience too.

Happy New Year.

Your EG Tour Guide είπε...

Thank you for sharing your Christmas traditions. Very fun to read and nice photos that went with the words.

Sylvia K είπε...

A really lovely Christmas tradition! Your girls will remember these days with such joy as they get older! Wonderful family traditions! Thanks for sharing such a warm and beautiful event! And Happy New Year!

imac είπε...

Busy and exciting day, Sounds a happy get together.

babooshka είπε...

It is lovely to see you still celebrate in your very traditional family way. So many traditions just fall away now.

fishing guy είπε...

Antigoni: What a wonderful story of your traditions for Christmas, thanks for sharing.

Lilli & Nevada είπε...

What an interesting tradition but so very family oriented I love your tradition thanks for sharing
Happy New Year

Mediterranean kiwi είπε...

XRONIA POLLA!

Ruth είπε...

What a meaningful celebration of Christmas. I don't know how many people here would go to church at 6AM. I didn't realize people did a Lent like fast before Christmas. Wishing you a happy New Year.

Yogi είπε...

That looks like a great breakfast. Nice photographs and I appreciate the telling of your traditions.

Jedediah είπε...

I love reading about your Christmas traditions, great post.

Tina είπε...

im liking the sound of the traditional breakfast

have a great new year mate

Tamara Jansen είπε...

I just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy New Year. Wishing you many blessings in 2009!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest είπε...

What wonderful traditions you have at Christmas and thank you for sharing them with us. Happy, happy New Year. ~ Lynn

Maria είπε...

Oh what a lovely nice Christmas you had!
I hope you had a pleasant New Year's Eve, too! I spent the evening with my hubby watching TV (haha, really, outside it was soooo cold and 650.000 people were celebrating along Vienna's Silvesterpfad, noisy noisy noisy), but we had a nice winter trip in the countryside during the day and we enjoyed the New Year's concert on 1 January.
A happy New Year, to you and to your family, Antigoni!

Donna είπε...

What a Wonderful tradition! The breakfast table food looks delicious!! Hope you have a Happy and safe 2009!!!hughugs

Reader Wil είπε...

Happy New Year!!!

Catherine είπε...

Thanks to share your Christmas traditions with us.
Antigoni, receive my best wishes to you and the ones you love.
I'm very pleased to offer you these 2 awards to give them back and make blogers-friends happy.

Bonne et Heureuse année.

D Herrod είπε...

What a cool tradition. Have a happy new year's.

The Arthur Clan είπε...

Thank you for sharing your Christmas traditions with My World. They were very interesting to read about!

~Angie
www.thearthurclanphotos.blogspot.com