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...

‘Botides’: Corfu’s Unique Holy Saturday Tradition

As every Holy Saturday morning, the Greek island of Corfu was packed again by locals and tourists who came to attend the "Botides" tradition that takes...

Vlogger’s Video “The DON’Ts of Visiting Greece” Goes Viral

Now here's something both useful and funny for first-time visitors to Greece. University of Illinois professor and travel vlogger Mark Wolters posted a video...

The Legendary Maria Pentagiotissa: The First Femme Fatale of Modern Greece (video)

The story of Maria Pentagiotissa contains all the elements of an urban legend, yet she was a real person, with some considering her to...

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...

Ancient Greek Ritual Revives in Serres

Anastenaria, an ancient fire-walking ritual, which has its roots in the Dionysian rites - the Greek Orthodox church has not accepted the custom since...

Olympic Games in Ancient Greece were Not Free of Corruption

Bribery, cheating and overall corruption have often tarnished the image of the Olympic Games in the past few decades. However, the famous "Olympic Spirit"...

Blessing of the Oranges Custom Observed in Argos

The custom of the blessing of the oranges was observed again this year in Argos, Peloponnese, along with the tradition of the blessing of...

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