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...

Melomakarano vs Kourabies: The Titanic Battle of the Greek Christmas Sweets

In Greece, few words spell Christmas better than "kourabies" and "melomakarono", the two seasonal sweets that have most natives asking why they are not...

Proud Evzones Honor Greek Region of Thrace

The Greek Presidential Guard, the Evzones, on Tuesday added the region of Thrace's official battle uniform to their range of dress uniforms honoring different...
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Greece’s Zakynthos Island Honors Patron Saint Dionysios (video)

Hundreds of faithful flocked to the Metropolis of the Greek island of Zakynthos on Tuesday to mark the feast day of Saint Dionysios, the...

Christopsomo: Where Bread Meets Fine Art on the Greek Christmas Table

If you are ever fortunate enough to spend a Christmas in Greece, you will be certain to become enchanted by the enticing aromas of...

Ancient Greek Good Luck Charms for the New Year

The word Γούρι (Gouri) means both "good luck" and "good luck charm" in Greek. Objects and practices which have been considered to attract good...

Eight Traditional Remedies of Wise Greek Yiayias that Work Wonders

Greek grandmothers in all their accumulated wisdom and vast experience have been known to use homemade remedies for various illnesses ranging from a simple...

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