This 3" tall two-tone satin ornament tells the story of the Christmas customs of Greece. Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our Greek Christmas custom ornament is sure to be a fun and enlightening conversation piece for years to come!
Custom on the back of the ornament reads:
December is a time of storms in the seas around Greece. December 6 is the feast day of St. Nicholas, the patron of sailors, who stilled the waters. On Christmas morning children go to homes singing carols called kalanda. Dinner includes christopsomo (Christ-bread). St. Basil, Hagios Vasilios, is the bearer of Greek children's gifts which are exchanged on St. Basil's Day, January 1. On Epiphany people gather at a nearby river for the ceremonial Blessing of the Waters. As a symbol of the Holy Spirit, a white dove is released. A priest throws a cross into the water and young men compete to recover it. A special blessing is given to the one who retrieves the cross.
Sorry, this item is currently out of stock. We expect new supplies in late July, 2019. If you wish to backorder now, you may do so by calling 1-800-361-6736.