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After Brief Respite, Greece Braces for First Storm of 2020

Winter storm ''Zenobia'' might have begun to recede on Tuesday; however, a new cold snap is expected in the coming days, this time bringing...

Santa Claus or Saint Basil? The Eternal Greek Christmastime Paradox

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

Pomegranate: The Ancient Greek Symbol of Life, Good Fortune for the New Year

Smashing a pomegranate on New Year’s Day is an Ancient Greek custom that continues to this day as the red colored nutritious fruit is...

Why Greeks Smash a Pomegranate on New Year’s Day

Breaking the pomegranate on New Year's Day is an Ancient Greek holiday tradition, with its origins in the Peloponnese or Serres, and later spreading...

Podariko: The Greek New Year’s Custom is Still Alive

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

The Most Popular New Year’s Traditions in Greece

Do you ever wonder what people in Greece are up to for the New Year's holiday? The country and its people are so passionate...

Out of the Ordinary New Year’s Eve Customs

New Year's Day may be the only holiday which is celebrated with pomp and circumstance across the globe. Each country has its own traditions...

A Different Greek New Year’s Celebration

A different type of celebration for New Year’s Day is happening in Argos Orestiko, a town in Northern Greece.  From New Year’s Eve to January...

Many Greek Resorts Empty for New Year’s

Most of the popular winter resorts in Greece still have vacancies. Occupancy rates currently stand at between 70 and 90 percent for New Year’s...

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