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Croatians celebrate Christmas in the same way as elsewhere in the Catholic world. Gifts are placed under the tree, on the eve of Christmas the family sits down at the festive table, where the main dish is carp, and then everyone goes to church.
Earlier, on Christmas in Croatia, they had a solemn meal - breaking a roll, which was baked from flour first or last sheaf of harvest, and then caroling. On Christmas Eve, it was necessary to burn a log (pear or oak) in the fireplace, which was cut down in the forest especially for the holiday.
But the Dalmatia region has its own traditions. Here they choose a festive"king" who is presented with a paper crown, a rod, a tambourine and a horn, fulfill his wishes and feast for several days in his dwelling.
Christmas night, according to Croats, is filled with evil spirits that need to be appeased. On this occasion, there are also a number of traditions: a cat is launched into the attic or a stone is thrown in front of the house at night. have always been treated as a holiday of peace and tranquility. There should always be a wide variety of foods on the Christmas table. Each other is supposed to talk about their desires for the next year. Relatives and friends gather in the house. Carollers come to the house on Christmas
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Topic: How Christmas is celebrated in Croatia. Christmas traditions in Croatia.