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May Day: Thousands March Across Greece to Commemorate Labor Day

Thousands of people, including members of trade unions, political parties and workers, marched in Athens and many other major Greek cities on Wednesday to...

Greek Labor Unions Celebrate May Day; Anarchists, Police Clash

Greece's largest trade union federations held a strike rally at Klafthmonos Square in central Athens on Tuesday to mark the May Day celebration with...

Wreaths and Fire Jumping: Greek May Day Traditions

May Day in Greece has its roots in ancient times as a celebration of Spring. According to tradition, May was named after the Roman goddess...

Athens Announces Reduced Transport Ahead of May Day Rallies

Disruption is expected in Athens tomorrow as labor activists stage rallies and demonstrations to mark May 1, International Workers' Day. A rally by two large...

Labor Day Strikes to Paralyse Greek Shipping

A 24-hour strike by Greek seamen to mark May 1 will paralyse shipping across the country on Tuesday. The Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO) said it...

May Day Rallies and Marches Held Throughout Greece

Trade unions and organisations marked the May Day labour holiday on Monday with marches and rallies held in cities around Greece. They stressed the...

The May Day Wreath and Its Roots in Ancient Greece

Maios (Μάιος in Greek), the month of May, took its name from the ancient goddess Maia (in Greek Μαία, the mother, the midwife, she...

How to Make an Impressive May Day Wreath

As May 1st approaches, Greeks are getting ready to make their May Day wreaths, or "stefani" from fresh flowers. This tradition started as a celebration...

Greek May Day Customs and Traditions

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

Greece Dares to Hope

The Economist published one more article about Greece on May 4. This article, on a somewhat different wavelength, had the title Greek economy: Daring...

Sluggish May Day Protests In Athens

Only about 8,000 protesters took part in Greece's May 1 general strike in Athens, a far cry from the nearly 100,000 that showed up...

Greeks Create World’s Biggest Flower Flag

The world's biggest flower flag is Greek and was created by the inhabitants of Ovrya village in Achaia prefecture, Greece. The local culture association celebrated...

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