Δευτέρα, 19 Ιανουαρίου 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: 2 IMPORTANT EVENTS IN 1 DAY


On Saturday (January 17th) we had two important events in our family.
The first was my daughter's Antonia and my father's Antonios celebration for their name day.


Agios Antonios was the greatest ascetic ( that's why the Orthodox Church gave him the name: GREAT.).


He was born into a wealthy family to Egypt in 251 and he died in 356, 105 years old.
When he was 20 years old, his parents died and he had to look after his sister.
He found her a home, a new family, he gave her some money to survive, he gave the rest of his possessions to the poor and those in need and he went to the desert to live alone with little food and prayers.
Even kings listened to those he had to say for God and religion.

The second event was the cuting of Vasilopita (i told you about Vasilopita before) of the Cretan Community of Salamina.

My two oldest daughters, Olga and Alexandra, danced Cretan dancings with other little ones.




And older kids danced with traditional clothes from Crete.




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30 σχόλια:

SandyCarlson είπε...

These are wronderful photos. What a lovely celebration. God bless!

mirage2g είπε...

Looks like a fun family time! Hope you enjoyed it and enjoy your week! :)

Your EG Tour Guide είπε...

I LOVE the idea of name days...except mine would be Christmas. But wait! Maybe I could change my name. ;-)

Reader Wil είπε...

Very lovely Antigoni! And interesting to have a look into Greek family life!

Louise είπε...

How interesting! I especially love the dancing!

Janie είπε...

Great photos. How interesting to learn about Antonios, the ascetic. Hope the name celebration was fun for all. The dancing celebration is fascinating, too.

The Good Life in Virginia είπε...

what a wonderful post...thank you for sharing your father's and daughter's birthdays with all of us. enjoyed the post very much.
have a great week.
erin

Babooshka είπε...

Very personal my world and a wonderful sight to see.

Ruth είπε...

I loved your post. Such interesting information and pictures about your family and your culture.

Rural Writer είπε...

How neat! Looks like a wonderful time full of family and tradition.

Photo Cache είπε...

Wonderful time of the year for your family. Happy name day to both grandpa and your daughter.

Cretan dance is that the same one they danced in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

lili11 είπε...

A click and I'm in Greece. Wow .. it's interesting to see how others live. Enjoyed your post.

Wren είπε...

Thank you for sharing your special day with us.

Lily Hydrangea είπε...

these are such important family traditions & it is lovely that you celebrate them.

Swarna είπε...

How fascinating to see your world. Belated name day wishes!

Brit' Gal Sarah είπε...

WOnderful pictures of your family celebrations.

Arija είπε...

It is so nice to see traditions kept up with the little ones learning their dances early.
Happy names day to both your father and g-daughter.

Lawstude είπε...

these photos show great family time. thanks for sharing these to us.

soulbrush είπε...

happy happy birthday.

marina είπε...

I love them both and I wish all the happiness and health for them!!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest είπε...

Thank you for the birthday wishes Antigoni. Always love reading your blog as I always learn something new. xo Lynn

George είπε...

It looks as if you had two wonderful family celebrations. What a wonderful week for you and your family.

BNS είπε...

Two wonderful celebrations! I can almost hear the music.

Είσαι από την Κρήτη;

Bobbie

Mediterranean kiwi είπε...

happy nameday to all the celebrants!

Reader Wil είπε...

Yes Antigoni you are certainly on my list of this friendship award!

Reader Wil είπε...

Me again! Antigoni I have tagged you for a game! If you like to join us please go to my blog to read the rules! And you can pick up your friendship award!

Miss_Yves είπε...

Sympathetic feast!
Are the guests dancing "Sirtaki"?
This dance was fashionable in France, a log time ago, after the famous film, and its famous music!(Zorba le grec , of course)

Reader Wil είπε...

Hi Antigoni, I have an award for friendship for you! Have a very nice weekend!

Reader Wil είπε...

You deserve it! You are always kind and very nice to other people. Yes of course you are emotional, because you live in a warmer country than we do. And we in our colder countries are also emotional, emotions hurt, but we cannot show them all the time. I cry when I see something happen to a child or an animal. I cry at funerals.

Tootie είπε...

Your celebration seems to be great family fun. Your Father looks like a very sweet man. :-)