Christmas Carol in Greece

As elsewhere, the Christmas tree is a recent innovation and formerly (and indeed still on some islands today) a Christmas ship was decorated and had the place of the tree. This Christmas ship or "karavaki" (ie. little ship) is sometimes carried around by carol-singers on Christmas Eve, New year's Eve and on the Eve of Epiphany. It is usually little children who sing the "kalanda" or carols holding triangles very early on these mornings for a few coins. Letter to pupils Italian  English

The Kalanda of new year I post here is mix Greek and  English words

If you like it here is the lyrics to download

A performance at school  plenty of music and Kalanda directed by me two years ago  is following


My Blog List

Term of Use

Spare time and Sports to Unite Copyright © 2009 Flower Garden is Designed by Ipietoon for Blogger Template Gallery Flower Image by Dapino