We wait for you on Wednesday, December 11th, at 15.00 pm,
at the Municipal Market of Kipseli, to decorate for Christmas all together!
In the Greek tradition, the christmas boat is a custom that originates from the old days. As a seafaring country, many Greek families had members working in boats, in distant places of the world. Children back then used to create toys themselves, and made the traditional boat, inspired by their loved ones’ long trips and nostalgia to see them again. At the same time, the boat symbolized the welcome of Greek seafarers who returned to their homes and families.
Decorating our own boat, in the neighborhood of Kipseli, we give it another message: the welcome of all those people who flew their country, in search of a new home, of a better tomorrow …
So we decorate all together for Christmas, wishing for the new year that a Christmas boat would show us the way to sail towards a new direction in the lives of us all…!
Wednesday 11 December, 15:00,
42 Fokionios Negri, Kipseli Municipal Market