Meat Eaters Delight as Greece Celebrates Tsiknopempti

Thursday is not going to be a banner day for vegetarians in Greece. The country is currently indulging in the great annual feast of barbecued...

Apokries: Carnival Season Kicks Off in Greece

The carnival season, or "Apokries," has arrived once again in Greece, and cities and towns throughout the country are now preparing for a full...

Crete Has Its Own Patron Saint of Love, the Martyr Yakinthos

February 14th is the globally-celebrated day of Saint Valentine, internationally known as the day of lovers. Millions of stores around the world are lavishly...

The Death of the Kaiki, Greece’s Traditional Fishing Boat

He sits sad-eyed on a bench in front of the Neos Pyrgos pier in North Evia, watching some of the few remaining kaikia go...
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The Barefoot Fire-Walking Ritual of “Anastenaria” Lives On in Greece

Hundreds of people who descended on the town of Langadas, near Thessaloniki, on Monday, were treated to the ancient ritual of "Anastenaria," in which...

Spectacular Annual Chios Rocket War Under Threat as Organizers Fold

The organization which keeps alive the 200-year-old custom of the "Rocket War" on the Greek island of Chios announced on Thursday it is closing...

How to Celebrate the New Year in Traditional Greek Style

Do you ever wonder how people in Greece celebrate the annual New Year’s festivities? The country and its people are so passionate about their...

Podariko: Why Greeks Carefully Select Who Sets Foot First in Their House in the...

One of the oldest customs Greeks follow with the advent of the New Year is called “podariko”, from the root pod-, or foot, roughly meaning “good foot.”

Pomegranate: The Ancient Greek Symbol of Life, Good Fortune for the New Year

Smashing a pomegranate on New Year’s Day is an Ancient Greek custom that continues to this day as the red colored nutritious fruit is...

Kids from Around the World Learning Greek Online Host Unique Christmas Party

By Ada Leivada Christmas is the biggest celebration around the world; a joyous affair for families and communities where its members get together to create...

Greek Christmas Customs of Asia Minor

Most people who live in Thrace and Eastern Macedonia have roots from Asia Minor. Today, their descendants follow the customs that their refugee ancestors brought...

Women of Zakynthos Create Giant Crocheted Christmas Tree (video)

A group of women on the Greek island of Zakynthos spent a great deal of their free time this past year painstakingly crocheting squares...

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