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The Mischievous Greek Goblins that Run Wild at Christmas

From Christmas Day until the Feast of the Epiphany, on January 6, Greeks watch over their homes especially carefully, looking for moved items or...

Greece Celebrates the Most Family-Oriented Christmas in Recent Memory

Due to coronavirus restrictions, Greeks are celebrating the holidays in the most traditional way in decades, foregoing outings at the bar or parties with...

Five Traditional Greek Treats to Sweeten Up Your Christmas

During the holiday season, Greece is filled with the delicious aroma of sugary-sweet traditional treats, floating out from houses and bakeries as people prepare...

Stray Puppies Seek Refuge in an Outdoor Nativity Scene in Greece

In a moving and somehow very appropriate Christmas scene, a group of stray puppies sought out shelter from the elements in an outdoor creche...

Christmas and New Year’s Carols From All Over Greece

Although Greece is known internationally as a top summertime destination, the Mediterranean country is also quite festive during the winter. Greece is steeped in...

Greeks Need to Press 6 for Holiday Family Gatherings

Greeks who will choose to share their Christmas day or New Year’s lunch with family or friends should send an SMS with the number...

Europe’s Largest Christmas Nativity Scene Displayed in Thessaloniki

The largest Christmas nativity scene anywhere in Europe for 2020 is in Greece's second-largest city of Thessaloniki, in Central Macedonia. The impressive display, the creation of...

New Year’s Good Luck Charm Highlights 200 years of Greek Independence

In 2021, Greeks will celebrate 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821; the armed uprising waged by the Greek revolutionaries against the Ottomans,...

Hellenic American Union to Host Online Christmas Workshops for Children

The Hellenic American Union and the Museum of Greek Children’s Art are joining forces to hold two online hands-on creative workshops the weekend before...

Greece Announces Limited Reopening for Christmas

The Greek government announced on Friday a set of measures for the reopening of some businesses in the retail sector for Christmas sales. It...

The Historical Origins of Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra

Although Santa Claus, or Father Christmas, is the figure that all nations with Christian traditions associate with Christmas, one major difference exists between the...

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Dazzles with New Christmas Decorations

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, an architectural marvel in Athens, has been beautifully decorated for the Christmas season, bringing some much-needed holiday cheer...

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