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 Superstitious Greeks Fear Tuesday the 13th

When it comes to fearful dates, Friday the 13th is considered a bad luck day for most of the world. However, Greeks beg to...

Greek Bishop Tries to Ban Popular Wedding and Baptism Customs

A bishop in northern Greece tries to ban a series of customs that have become popular at weddings and christenings calling them "unchristian" and...

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...

Ancient Greek Ritual Revives in Serres

Anastenaria, an ancient fire-walking ritual, which has its roots in the Dionysian rites - the Greek Orthodox church has not accepted the custom since...

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...

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...

Things that Make You Uniquely Greek

True Greeks have several characteristics and nuances that make them unique. Greeks indeed stand apart from other nationalities in many aspects of everyday life....

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...

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...

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...

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