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Family Churches in Paros, An Everlasting Tradition

The island of Paros, one of the gems of Cyclades, that is famous for its natural beauties, the picturesque villages, the food and its...

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...

When Tradition Unites and Takes Over Mykonos [video]

"When tradition unites" was the title of the music and dancing event that took place in Mykonos on Saturday May 21. The event was...

Traditions That are Slowly Disappearing

There are several habits that over the years have turned into some sort of tradition which Greeks have incorporated in their daily lives. However,...

Greek Jews Outraged by GNTO’s Promotion of Easter Judas Burning

The Greek Jewish community is incensed by websites and brochures of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) that showcase the traditional Easter practice known as...

Clean Monday Traditions: Greek Recipes and How to Make Your Own Kite [video]

Clean Monday, also known as Ash Monday, marks the beginning of the 40-day Easter Fast as well as the end of the Carnival. The fast lasts...

Tsiknopempti : The ‘All the Meat You Can Eat’ Thursday

"Tsiknopempti" is the name of the day in Greece that marks the official start of the carnival festivities. The day is celebrated on a...

The Ancient Greek Τradition of March

According to the spring tradition of "Marti" or "Martia," adults and children wear a small bracelet made of red and white thread from March 1st...

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...

‘Vasilopita’ One of the Most Inspirational Traditions of Greek Orthodox Church

One of the most beautiful and inspirational traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church is the annual family celebration of the Vasilopita. This original event...

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