Photos, videos and documents related with local religious feasts:
These are some photos related with Saint Joseph religious feast:
This is a video about Italian Christmas tradition
A VIDEO ABOUT CHRISTMAS TRADITION
CHRISTMAS CUSTOMS IN GREECE (2 GENIKO LIKIO HORTIATI, P4.1. ACTIVITY)
In December 2018 the Greek pupils found information about traditional Christmas sweets, “vasilopita” and “melomakarona” as well as the Christmas customs in Greece and produced relative presentations.
GR_P4_1_3 CHRISTMAS CUSTOMS.pdf
Also the Greek pupils sang the Christmas carols and produced a relative video:
On 20 December 2018 the Greek pupils organised with great success a Christmas bazaar with traditional Christmas food-drinks and handmade gifts. All the Christmas food-drinks and handmade gifts were made by the pupils in a very enthousiastic Christmas mood.
On the occasion of the Christmas school bazaar, the parents, pupils and teachers of the local schools who visited our school bazaar attended a presentation about the Erasmus+ PROIECT activities that took place from September till December 2018.
FOTA DAY (THEOFANIA) AND THE FEAST OF SAINT JOHN IN THESSALONIKI, GREECE (2 GENIKO LIKIO HORTIATI, P5.1 ACTIVITY)
In January 2019, the Greek pupils attended the religious enents on Fota Day (Theofania) and the feast of Saint John, found information about the "Fota Day" and "Bourlies", the main custom of the feast of St. John in Hortiatis and produced a raltive video:
On the 6th of January, named “Fota”, the Christian Feast of Jesus Christ Baptism in the Jordan River, after the liturgy the priest throws the Cross into a tank of water. This water is considered to be holy and all believers drink from it for blessing. In Thessaloniki, the Cross is thrown into the Thermaic Gulf, and many young people fall into the sea to catch it. The one who seizes the Cross is considered to have the blessing of God and it is a great honor for him.
"Bourlies" is the main custom of the feast of St. John, on the 7th of January, in Hortiatis. Believers tie up different fruits, such as apple, orange, lemon, with a string and share them after the liturgy. Βourlies symbolize the bonboniers for the baptism of Jesus Christ.
Also the Greek pupils sang the carols of the First Day of the Year and the carols of the Fota Day and produced videos.
THE RELIGIOUS FEAST OF AGIA PARASKEVI IN HORTIATIS (GENIKO LIKIO HORTIATI - P23 ACTIVITY)
On July 25th, on the eve of the feast of Agia Paraskevi, all the residents are gathered in the chapel of Agia Paraskevi in Hortiatis, and after the evening prayer, there is a feast with multipurpose stalls, in which the food (boiled goat), the so-called "Kurban" dishes prepared by the residents, is shared with the faithful. The dance and cheerfulness lasts until late.
Photos of “kourbani” feast on 25th July 2019 (the “kourbani” feast in July 2020 did not take place due to the pandemic COVID-19).