Archive for Greek
There are three special caroling days in Greece: the night before Christmas, the night before New Years and the night before Epiphany (January 6th). Here are the songs for all of those days, accompanied by a triangle. Would you like to more about Greek Christmas customs? Check out our post on Greek Christmas Customs on our multicultural blog.
So many beautiful images of Christmas are the same from country to country – the Nativity, decorated Chrstmas trees, caroling. This is a traditional Greek Carol called Κάλαντα Χριστουγέννων (kalanta chistogenia). In the images you can see children caroling with a triangle – a traditional practice in this country.
Meant for Christmas time and Christmas Eve, this silly video has Santa Dancing with two reindeer. We’re having some trouble translating the lyrics. Can any Greek speakers help us out here?
If you’re tired out after all that this video travel, perhaps you need a lullabye. Lyrics from this soothing lullabye from Greece say: “My good child, sleep sweetly.” As the song tells that the mother is close and gives her child kisses, the video shows dreams from Greek history and mythology. The child wakes and his mother is still close and all is well.
It seems that the dance called the limbo has made it’s way all around the world and is a favorite of anyone having a beach or beach-themed party.
The limbo was originally done with a pole and it dated back to the times when slaves were brought to the Caribbean. It was actually a very sad and slow dance, sometimes used in funerals. But, sometime during the 1950’s the dance became part of happier celebrations in clubs and everyone wanted to know – how low can you go?”
This version is from Greece where the children and their stuffed animals are definitely having a great time doing the limbo.