Wednesday, December 24, 2014

ABC WEDNESDAY--"X" is for "Христос се роди"

Tonight is Christmas Eve in many countries, but here in Serbia that day will  be on January 6th, since Serbs celebrate Christmas on January 7th according to the Orthodox Church calendar.

On that day, Serbs wish each other "Христос се роди" or "Christ is born".  In English, we often abbreviate  Christmas as 'Xmas', the 'X' standing for the Greek  letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός which comes into English as "Christ".

Wishing all of you who celebrate Christmas, no matter when, a Merry Christmas, and to those of you who celebrate other end-of-year holidays, I wish you very Happy Holidays.

See other Xs on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.


 Edit: pastis is a licorice-flavored alcoholic drinksimilar to Greek ouzo. My favorite drink as it is for many people in this area. No more ...