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Greek Islanders Climb the ‘Zig-Zag Path’ on Aug. 15 Feast Day

Folegandros is a small, quiet Greek island that remains virtually unknown to tourists. However, for Greeks, this island is steeped in the legend of the...

Greek Faithful Rush to See “Miracle Snakes” of Panagia in Kefalonia (video)

Hundreds of Greek Orthodox believers rushed once again this year to Markopoulo, in the island of Kefalonia to worship and watch the "Virgin Mary...

Flashback to the Sinking of Legendary Greek Cruiser Elli in Tinos (video)

August 15, 1940, just after 8 am. At the waterfront of Tinos thousands of believers were preparing to attend the holly mass at the...

Assumption Day: Greece Celebrates the Dormition of Virgin Mary

On August 15th Greeks all over the country will celebrate one of Christianity’s most significant days, the Dormition of Virgin Mary (Panagia). Some call this...

Greek Capital Becomes a Ghost City as Athenians Take a Holiday (photos)

As most Athenians have fled the city by ships, planes, cars, trains and buses, the center of the Greek capital seems literally deserted. Most Greeks...

Dormition of Theotokos: The ‘Easter’ of Summer

Greeks consider the Dormition of Theotokos on August 15 to be the "Easter" of summer and celebrate it with great splendor throughout the country. In...

President Papoulias Booed at Assumption Church in Arta

Greek President Karolos Papoulias - as he was at other Greek holidays as the government is cutting back people's pay, raising taxes and slashing...

Greek Customs Across Greece on Assumption Day, August 15

On August 15th - also a public holiday - Greeks all over the country will celebrate one of Christianity's most significant days, the Dormition...

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