The Uniquely Greek Kiosks Soon to Become History

The renowned Greek kiosks that used to be found in every street corner selling newspapers, cigarettes, candy, soft drinks and other goods, are soon...

Why Do Greeks Eat Hake on March 25th?

Tradition calls for Greeks, every year on the anniversary of March 25th, to have hake with garlic dip for their family dinner. The reason behind...

The Weirdest Greek Superstitions!

There are so many quirky and even down right weird superstitions that Greeks believe. Of course, they do vary quite a bit from one village...

The Carnival-like Custom of ‘Ragoutsaria’

The "Ragoutsaria" celebration starts today in the city of Kastoria, northern Greece, and will continue through Thursday, January 8, seeing locals donning costumes and...

The Fortune-Telling and Fire-Jumping Customs of Klidonas [pics]

One of the most interesting customs of Greece is that of Klidonas, a tradition with ancient roots, that takes place on the feast day...

New Phone App Offers Coffee Cup Reading, Greek Style

A new smart phone application is offering Greeks the opportunity to have their coffee cup read online, adding another entry to the Greek entrepreneurship...

Greeks Look for Future Inside Coffee Cups

The ancient art of tasseography, or reading the leftover coffee grounds in the cup, is alive and well in Greece and it is a...

Hundreds of Muslims Covered in Blood During Public Ritual in Piraeus

Hundreds of Shia Muslims gathered in Piraeus, Saturday, October 24, to commemorate the holy day of Ashura, mourning the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of...

Why Greeks Make Tsoureki on Easter

Tsoureki (τσουρέκι in Greek) is the traditional sweet bread Greeks make every year on Holy Thursday and eat it on Easter Sunday. Early in the...

Why Do Greeks Roast a Whole Lamb on the Spit on Easter Sunday

The picture of a whole lamb slowly turning on the spit over charcoal and the smell that accompanies it spells Easter Sunday for Greek...

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...

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...

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