A Dangerous Greek Easter Custom that Causes Serious Accidents

The Easter custom of throwing firecrackers and explosives or shooting guns at the time of Resurrection costs limbs and even deaths, every year in...

Holy Friday Traditions Across Greece

In Good Friday, millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion. For the Greek Orthodox Church, Good Friday is a day...

Unique Easter Traditions That Revive in Greece Each Year

Easter is celebrated in highly devout atmosphere, across every corner of Greece. It is a glorious day for Greeks since the resurrection of Christ coincides...

Athenians Celebrate Clean Monday on the Hills

Athenians braved the bad weather and headed to the hills today to mark the traditional Clean Monday celebrations that include flying colourful kites, despite the downpour...

Greek Atheists Lambast State for Paying ‘Holy Light’ Transport Costs

The Atheist Union of Greece lambasted the Greek government for paying the 'Holy Light' transport costs from Israel to Greece on Easter weekend amidst...

Anzac Maori Haka Dance on Crete in Memory of Battle of 42nd Street [Video]

New Zealanders and Australians took part in the unveiling of a monument dedicated to Australians, New Zealanders and Maori who fought at Tsikalaria, Crete,...

Greeks Gamble on New Year’s Eve for Good Luck

For many Greeks, the new year will not go well if they don't play cards on New Year's Eve. And if they do play...

August 480 BC: Leonidas’ Brave 300 Fought the Battle of Thermopylae

The battle of Thermopylae and the valiant fight of 300 intrepid Spartans under the guidance of warrior King Leonidas against 10,000 Persian elite soldiers...

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...

The ‘Tsarouchi,’ a Symbol of Greek Bravery and Freedom

When one thinks of Greece's War of Independence in 1821 and the great heroes like Kolokotronis and Karaiskakis, they would inevitably think of the...

On Tsiknopempti All of Greece Eats Grilled Meat

Today, Thursday, "Tsiknopempti" is here and all over Greece everyone is eating meat. Tsiknopempti marks the official start of the carnival festivities. The day is...

Folklore Tradition of Fire-Walkers in Greece, Celebrating Saint Constantine and Saint Helen [video]

This weekend from May 21 through May 23 the unusual ancient folklore and legend of fire-walking lives on in Greece. Dating back to Pagan times,...

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