Letter to Editor

Letter to the Editor: Celebrating Christmas with the Same Customs

December 31, 2022

To the Editor:

I thank God for everything that he gives us every day and we must accept them as they come, with faith and patience for better days. Give us all health, and love, and peace to continue our lives studying your justice every day.

We all celebrate together here in New York with the same customs of Greece and at the same time the customs here of America, which have the same purpose.
Christmas is around us and the love in the family continues with the same natural grace of the small village.

I remember the old days there. In the simple village life the Christmas holiday had a special grace. Passing there in the narrow streets, the ovens scented the air with sweets, Christ’s bread, and koulouria made by the tireless housewives who always wore headscarves and did the best they could for their home and the happiness of the family and the small children.

This is how we learned the traditions, from the old and faithful true villagers, and we continue it to this day in the slightly wounded times where trust and justice are lacking- I hope I’m wrong. Thank you.

Kyriakos Stratigakis
Yonkers, NY


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