A Dangerous Greek Easter Custom that Causes Serious Accidents

The Easter custom of throwing firecrackers and explosives or shooting guns at the time of Resurrection costs limbs and even deaths, every year in...

Holy Friday Traditions Across Greece

In Good Friday, millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion. For the Greek Orthodox Church, Good Friday is a day...

Unique Easter Traditions That Revive in Greece Each Year

Easter is celebrated in highly devout atmosphere, across every corner of Greece. It is a glorious day for Greeks since the resurrection of Christ coincides...

Athenians Celebrate Clean Monday on the Hills

Athenians braved the bad weather and headed to the hills today to mark the traditional Clean Monday celebrations that include flying colourful kites, despite the downpour...

Greek Atheists Lambast State for Paying ‘Holy Light’ Transport Costs

The Atheist Union of Greece lambasted the Greek government for paying the 'Holy Light' transport costs from Israel to Greece on Easter weekend amidst...

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...
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Five Christmas Traditions Unique to Greece

  In current days and mostly in big cities, Christmas in Greece very much resembles the holiday celebrations from other areas in the world. Massive...

Grilled Meat on the Menu as Greece Marks 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...

Christmas in Athens 55 Years Ago

In December 1960, Athens was clean, shiny and wore its Christmas lights and decorations with gusto. Two great photographers, Costas Balafas and Dimitris Harisiadis captured...
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Video: The Whistled Greek Language (and how it can be lost forever)

The whistled language, which locals call "Sfyria" from the Greek word Sfyrizo (whistle), is the unique characteristic of the mountain village of Antia, in...

Greeks Fly Clean Monday Kites as Lent Begins

For Greek Orthodox Christians, Clean Monday marks the beginning of the 40-day fast before Easter; tradition dictates that the faithful start abstaining from eating...

Why Saint George Name Day Will be Celebrated Later This Year

In Greece, Saint George Day, or Agios Georgios Day, is celebrated on April 23. However, if Easter is after April 23, then it is...

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