Christmas Celebration

On the 18th December the Christmas Theater of the primary school of Vrontados took place. All the parents and children arrived and were very curious about the theater. We were also very excited about it, because we prepared a short play with the children from the 5th and the 6th grade, too.

At first, the children from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade had the chance to present a theater to their family and friends. The 2nd class for example performed a Christmas Carol. It was about a family and Christmas gnomes. The gnomes were very crazy and ran around in the whole living room making a big mess. During this time the children from the others grades, who participated in the school choir, sang different songs, for example “Santa Claus is coming to town”. And even two Santa Clauses surprised all the children with their appearance at the end of the theater. We were really impressed of the costumes of the children.

Afterwards, it was our turn. We had the chance to present our play, which we practiced so often, to all the children and parents.

Our play was about and old man who is the owner of a hotel and thought he has to celebrate Christmas alone because none of his family members are there. Different groups, representing the nations of us volunteers, arrived to the hotel and performed. The Polish group danced the “Polones” to cheer him up. The Germans sang “Oh du froehliche” and the Austrians were of course skiing. But also an English group was on stage. They showed different traditions that take place on Christmas Eve in England, e.g. singing “Frosty the Snowman” and watching Mr. Bean on TV. The last nation of our volunteers’ group was Finland and, as opportunity offered itself, the children were Santa’s little helpers, packing some presents and singing “Petteri Punakuono” (Rudolf the reindeer). In the end, all the groups were on the stage and we sang together “Άγια Νύχτα” (Silent Night, Holy night). The special touch was that we sang “Silent Night” in all our mother tongues. Jouluyö, juhlayö or Cicha noc, święta noc! But you can also say Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht or Άγια Νύχτα, σε προσμένουν.

For us it was an amazing experience and we are really proud of the children. The whole theatre was full of people and at the end everybody left with a smile!

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year 2014!

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