Why Orthodox and Western Easter Are on Different Dates

Greece is slowly but surely coming closer to the great feast of Easter — a religious occasion celebrated here with more gusto than in many other...

Greece to Celebrate Easter Divine Liturgy at Midnight May 26

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church decided on Thursday that the last Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection on May 26, will be...

March 25 Marks the Annunciation, A Great Feast for Orthodoxy and Hellenism

March 25 is one of the most important dates of Hellenism throughout the world since it marks both the anniversary of the Greek Revolution...

Defiant Athens to Celebrate Carnival Season Despite Coronavirus Fears

The spread of the coronavirus in Europe is not discouraging the Greek people, who are all set to participate in this year's Carnival season,...

Patras Carnival: 14,000 Children in Joyful Parade Bring Message of Hope

Fourteen thousand little carnivalists joined the parade of the Patras Carnival, giving a spectacular show with their colorful, elegant and inventive costumes and chariots. This...

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...

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