Christmas customs. John Tsimpouris Ε2΄. f r a n c e. The French aren’t crazy for the Christmas tree, but they have great love for mangers and nearly every family has a crib house, decorated with small statues showing the Christ, Mary, Joseph, the Magi…. g r e e c e.
The French aren’t crazy for the Christmas tree, but they have great love for mangers and nearly every family has a crib house, decorated with small statues showing the Christ, Mary, Joseph, the Magi…
The breaking of pomegranate ( a symbol of luck and prosperity ) on the morning or New Year, after the church service of St. Basil, is a tradition that is found in many locations in Greece. The landlord of every home brings at the church a pomegranate. When the family returns home the landlord does not come inside. He must ring the doorbell because he must not use his keys to open the door. Entering as a guest with his right foot, he will be the one to do good omen, holding the pomegranate in his hand. Then he throws the pomegranate with force in order to break it. Berries are thrown everywhere while he says: With health, happiness and joy in the new year and as many berries has the pomegranate so pounds to have our pocket throughout the year.
The Germans give great importance to the decoration of their homes the festive season of Christmas. Around the windows they put candles or electric lights and colorful Christmas figurines. In the garden they decorate a true fir tree with bulbs.
A very strange ... custom there is for the last 20 years in France and every year is gaining more and more fans. This is the burning of cars that may concern the authorities but excites those who burn these!