Published on December 10, 2014
Page 1 In Greece most people decorate Christmas trees, firs. Ordinary people put the manger below the tree. They always decorate the fir with Christmas balls and lights and on the top of it they put a star or an angel. According to Christmas traditions in Greece, the patron saint of the holiday is Saint Nicolas, who is also the protector of sailors. For this reason, in some houses we see boats decorated with many sparkling lights instead of the traditional Christmas trees. Finally they put Christmas presents under the tree which they exchange on new year’s eve at midnight!