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December 24, 2007

On the twelth day of Christmas...

The 6th January brings an end to the Dodekaimera.

Dodekaimera, or the 12 Days of Christmas, run from Christmas Day on 25 December to the Epiphany on 6 January.

The Greeks refer to 6 January as Ta Phota (meaning The Lights) - the Epiphany. The Ayiasmos service is held and, especially on the islands, priests throw a cross into the sea, while young men dive in after it. The man who retrieves the cross is blessed. Though for Greek Orthodox Christians who still follow the old calander, this is Christmas Day.

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