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Greece’s Folk Traditions for the Feast of the Ascension

June 6, 2019 is Ascension Day according to the Orthodox Christian Church. This great feast day in the Christian calendar has played a crucial...
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Seven Greek Delicacies For Adventurous Foodies

Let's talk about Greek food! However, instead of sticking to the popular classics such as spanakopita and moussaka, we will instead explore some of...

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...

Modern Critics Slam ‘Inhumane’ Greek Easter Lamb Feast

For Greek people, the annual roasted lamb, slowly cooking on the spit on Easter Sunday, is not only a mouth-watering delicacy but is also...

Family Churches in Paros, An Everlasting Tradition

The island of Paros, one of the gems of Cyclades, that is famous for its natural beauties, the picturesque villages, the food and its...

The Fortune-Telling and Fire-Jumping Customs of Klidonas [pics]

One of the most interesting customs of Greece is that of Klidonas, a tradition with ancient roots, that takes place on the feast day...

When Tradition Unites and Takes Over Mykonos [video]

"When tradition unites" was the title of the music and dancing event that took place in Mykonos on Saturday May 21. The event was...

Traditions That are Slowly Disappearing

There are several habits that over the years have turned into some sort of tradition which Greeks have incorporated in their daily lives. However,...

Greek Jews Outraged by GNTO’s Promotion of Easter Judas Burning

The Greek Jewish community is incensed by websites and brochures of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) that showcase the traditional Easter practice known as...

Clean Monday Traditions: Greek Recipes and How to Make Your Own Kite [video]

Clean Monday, also known as Ash Monday, marks the beginning of the 40-day Easter Fast as well as the end of the Carnival. The fast lasts...

Tsiknopempti : The ‘All the Meat You Can Eat’ Thursday

"Tsiknopempti" is the name of the day in Greece that marks the official start of the carnival festivities. The day is celebrated on a...

The Ancient Greek Τradition of March

According to the spring tradition of "Marti" or "Martia," adults and children wear a small bracelet made of red and white thread from March 1st...

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