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 Weirdest Greek Superstitions!

There are so many quirky and even down right weird superstitions that Greeks believe. Of course, they do vary quite a bit from one village...

Dolihos: A New 255Km Greek Long Distance Race for 2018

Any runner with a desire to run a long distance race in Greece has a range of choices (Athens Marathon, Spartathlon), all with historic...

Podariko: The Greek New Year’s Custom is Still Alive

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

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...

13 Spooky ‘Friday the 13th’ Facts & Myths

Friday the 13th, also known as "Black Friday," is considered a spooky day by the majority of people in the Western world as it...

The Haunting Legend of the Walking Dead Vrykolakas on Mykonos

Let's talk walking dead for a minute. In case you were unaware, before the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century, there were creatures...

The Heartbreaking Prank Behind Patras’ Greek Carnival (video)

  A poor Greek woman's dire need to marry and her humiliation by callous neighbors has created a carnival custom which has lasted for over...

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