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New Greek PM Takes Oath of Honor and Conscience, Not Religious Oath [video]

SYRIZA leader and new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took an oath of honor and conscience and not a religious oath in his swearing-in...

The Carnival-like Custom of ‘Ragoutsaria’

The "Ragoutsaria" celebration starts today in the city of Kastoria, northern Greece, and will continue through Thursday, January 8, seeing locals donning costumes and...

Greece’s President on Telendos, Pserimos and Kalymnos for Epiphany

Despite the cloudy weather, Epiphany glorious manifestations took place in all regions of Greece, from Athens, Thessaloniki and Piraeus to the smallest coastal village. In...

Greek Epiphany Celebrations Through the Centuries

By Pamela Lytra Epiphany is an important religious celebration for all Greeks and Orthodox Christians. The day on which Jesus was baptized symbolizes the regeneration...

Epiphany Traditions Abound In Greece

Customs and traditions dating back to ancient times will come once again to life on Jan. 6 during the Theofania (also Epiphany or Fota)...

A Guide to Greek Christmas

Greece may be best known for its Easter holidays with the spring flowers and red eggs rather than its Christmas tradition, but it sure has...

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