Meaning of pastíkum



n. 1. the custom of the Roman Catholic church of carrying the image of the Infant Jesus lying on a crib by two acolytes from house to house for people to adore, for which people usually give money as an offering. The pastíkum begins on the 25th of December and ends on the 2nd of February; 2. the words uttered by the acolyte when the image has been kissed.