This morning, with the children’s carols, Orthodox Christians began to celebrate the day before the big holiday Birth of Christ – Christmas.

Traditionally, the celebration will be marked with a gathering in front of the Cathedral
“St. Kliment Ohridski” in Skopje. Christmas Eve godfather, Aleksandar Dzhikovski, will receive the transitional Christmas Eve pot and priests will consecrated the bread, tea, brandy and Christmas Eve branches, which were gathered by the godfather on the slopes of Vodno.

Celebration before the cathedral ends with the handover of the pot and breaking of the bread with a gold coin, which is considered to bring good luck throughout the year to its recipient.