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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...