Ten Traditions Which Mark a Cretan Wedding

There are several things that are customary to Greek weddings, but a Cretan wedding is a whole different matter. A Cretan wedding is not only characterized...

Pentozali, the Traditional Dance of Crete (video)

Several are the traditions that characterize the different regions of Greece, as well as its people and its culture. Culinary traditions go hand in...

Happy Name Day, George! Here are a Few Things You May Not Know about...

George or Giorgos or Georgios (Γιώργος ή Γεώργιος) is the most popular Greek male name, and the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates Saint George on...

Tsarouchi: The Boot of the Brave Greek Warrior

The tsarouchi -- the flat, hard-soled shoe with the famous large tassel -- is an iconic part of the Greek traditional costume. It is the...

Lesvos to Present the Best of Greek Food

The Greek island of Lesvos is one of the richest gastronomic crossroads in the country, bearing cultural traces in all its the flavors. It is...

Thousands Watch Spectacular Display of Epirus Culture in Athens (video)

Thousands of people turned up on Sunday at an indoor arena in Piraeus, south of Athens, to watch a spectacular display of Epirus culture. The...

Clean Monday Customs Turn Greece into Giant Party (videos)

    Clean Monday, the day that brings the carnival season to a close was full of celebrations all across Greece, turning the country into one...

Greeks Fly Clean Monday Kites as Lent Begins

For Greek Orthodox Christians, Clean Monday marks the beginning of the 40-day fast before Easter; tradition dictates that the faithful start abstaining from eating...

Valentine’s Day: The Greek Roots of the Saint of Love

Was Saint Valentine Greek? Although much of the historical Valentine's life is somewhat obscure, a community of Catholics on Lesvos has told Greek Reporter...

‘Martis’ Bracelets Mark Arrival of Greek Spring

Greeks are preparing to welcome spring by celebrating an ancient annual custom with the tradition of Martis where both adults and children adorn themselves...

The Heartbreaking Prank Behind Patras’ Greek Carnival (video)

  A poor Greek woman's dire need to marry and her humiliation by callous neighbors has created a carnival custom which has lasted for over...

Sizzling “Tsiknopempti” Customs Across Greece

Even though Greeks consume a lot of meat, this Thursday millions will follow the custom of Tsiknopempti and eat even more. Enough, tradition says,...

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