Day #24 – |k’alanda|is the …

…equivalent of Christmas Carols. On Christmas Eve, during the morning, it is quite typical to see children going around the neighbourhood, singing the |k’alanda|; they are usually given some pocket money and some treat by the housewives that open the door. It is considered a good omen to have the children sing the |k’alanda| at your doorstep.

There are, of course, many versions of these “songs”, all of which are sung in the Old Greek dialect (it’s closer to Ancient Greek than to the Modern Greek we speak today).

Today, I will invite you to listen to one of my favorites, it’s the typical Byzantine version. Happy Christmas Eve to you and your beloved ones! Another post will be expecting you tomorrow, on Christmas Day!

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