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Podariko: Why Greeks Carefully Select Who Sets Foot First in Their House in the...

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

Dormition of Virgin Mary: When Was the Greatest Summer Celebration Established?

On August 15 the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Dormition of the Theotokos, a traditional and family-oriented feast of great significance. It is the...

Locals Revive Old Religious Tradition on Greek Island of Patmos

August 15 in almost here and Greeks are preparing for all the customs and traditions that will take place in celebration of Panagia, the...

The Most Peculiar Greek Vasilopita Recipe Contains Meat!

The New Year's cake -- commonly known as vasilopita -- recipe varies depending on the place of origin. It is not always sweet which...

Unique ‘Vasilopita’ Recipes from Across Greece

On New Year's Day or at midnight on New Year's Eve people across Greece cut the vasilopita, a traditional bread or cake containing a...

Vasilopita: The Roots of Greek New Year’s Cake and How to Make it

Vasilopita is a traditional Greek dessert prepared across Greece for New Year's Day with the roots of the tradition stemming from the legend of...
Christmas Greek Gifts Ideas

Where to Shop Greek Gifts for the Christmas Holidays

Christmas and New Year's days are holiday celebrations full of love. They are days meant to be spent with our family and friends, enjoying their...

St. Fanourios Pie: Greece’s Secret Recipe

Saint Fanourios Pie (Fanouropita) is a pie that is dedicated to Saint Fanourios and is traditionally made on August 27th, the day reserved for his honor. The...

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...

Greek May Day Customs and Traditions

The celebration of May Day has its roots in ancient times. The first day of May is considered a celebration of the arrival of...

Two Dead in Kalamata Due to Fireworks

The two young men aged 23 and 26 lost their lives after throwing a firecracker at a Public Power Corporation (PPC) wire, while still holding...

Holy Saturday – The Last Holy Week Day

Holy Saturday is the last day of Holy Week and Lent. On Saturday, the chief priests and Pharisees asked Pontius Pilate to secure Jesus...

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