Greeks Welcome Spring with the Ancient Tradition of Martis

Greeks are preparing to welcome the spring by celebrating an ancient annual custom this March with the tradition of “Martis" where both adults and children...

Patras Carnival Commences with Thousands Attending (video)

The 2017 Patras Carnival commenced on Saturday at Agios Georgios Square as fireworks lit the night sky and thousands of people celebrated until the...

New Year’s Custom of Momogeroi Revived in Thessaloniki (video)

The old New Year's Eve ritual of Momogeroi was enacted in central Thessaloniki on Saturday afternoon, with hundreds of people in costume celebrating the...

Ancient Greek Good Luck Charms for the New Year

Γούρι (Gouri) in Greek means both good luck and good luck charm. Objects and practices that attract good luck are ancient customs that have...
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Video: The Whistled Greek Language (and how it can be lost forever)

The whistled language, which locals call "Sfyria" from the Greek word Sfyrizo (whistle), is the unique characteristic of the mountain village of Antia, in...

Silversmithing Museum Inaugurated in Ioannina, Greece

The Silversmithing Museum of Ioannina was inaugurated on Saturday to showcase the rich work of Greek silversmiths since the 15th century. President of the Hellenic...

The Haunting Legend of the Walking Dead Vrykolakas on Mykonos

Let's talk walking dead for a minute. In case you were unaware, before the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century, there were creatures...

What Do Greeks Have Against Tuesday the 13th?

Like the Anglo-Saxons consider Friday the 13th a bad luck day, Greeks have branded Tuesday the 13th as a day you'd rather stay home...

Bride vs. Groom: Greek Wedding Customs Rooted in Gender Wars

Anyone who has seen "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" knows that Greek nuptials are filled with a treasure trove of traditions passed down from...

Merominia Method Predicts Weather for the Year to Come

Merominia, a method of predicting the weather, dates back to antiquity and involves the observation and interpretation of weather phenomena. The name Merominia is...

Traditional Dance Festival in Greece Wins European Award

The traditional dance festival "Diamantis Palaiologos" won a European award by the EILEEN (Enhancing Intercultural Learning in European Enterprises) project. The festival, organized for the...

Olympic Games in Ancient Greece were Not Free of Corruption

Bribery, cheating and overall corruption have often tarnished the image of the Olympic Games in the past few decades. However, the famous "Olympic Spirit"...

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