To the members of the Greek Orthodox Church, Christmas comes in 2nd after Easter. However, this is not to say that Christmas isn’t widely commemorated with special customs. It’s tough to separate the traditions in between Greece and Cyprus since they are merely the same.
On Christmas Eve, everybody goes to church; kids around the villages take a trip from home to house singing Kalanda (carols) and are rewarded with sweets and fruits from the locals.
As family and friends arrive for the Christmas Day banquet, which is much anticipated following 40 days of …