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...

Crete’s Own Saint of Love

February 14th is the globally celebrated day of Saint Valentine, the day of lovers. Millions of stores around the world are lavishly dressed in...

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...

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...

‘Botides’: Corfu’s Unique Holy Saturday Tradition

As every Holy Saturday morning, the Greek island of Corfu was packed again by locals and tourists who came to attend the "Botides" tradition that takes...

Vlogger’s Video “The DON’Ts of Visiting Greece” Goes Viral

Now here's something both useful and funny for first-time visitors to Greece. University of Illinois professor and travel vlogger Mark Wolters posted a video...

Greek May Day Customs and Traditions

May Day has its roots in ancient times. It is the first day of May and the celebration of Spring. According to tradition, May...

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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