On Christmas Eve the women in Cyprus make a special type of bread called Gennopitta which is also known as Stavropsomo.

Christopsomo is eaten on Christmas day. This bread is sweet and it is made with yeast and its characteristic is that it is decorated with a cross.

It is usually round with a cross made of dough and is covered with sessami seads.Some people add walnuts, dry figs, almonds and raisins which form different shapes.

The Christopsomo is not cut with a knife but by hand, as the bread which symbolizes that goodness should not be hurt in any way by the knife which symbolises evil.

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