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  • Original Easter Customs of Greece

    Original Easter Customs of Greece

    Greece is a country with rich tradition and the Greeks always make sure to honor those traditions, especially during religious celebrations. The following traditions are a glimpse into some of the original ways in which Greeks celebrate Easter….. The Rocket War of Chios: On the Greek island of Chios the […]

  • The Epitaph: Greek Orthodox Good Friday Traditions

    The Epitaph: Greek Orthodox Good Friday Traditions

    Good Friday is an eminently mournful day that commemorates the Passion of Christ in all of Greece. Even the most remote churches honor the tradition of the epitaph filling the atmosphere with piety and devoutness. In every Greek city, village or island, the Passion of Christ is revived through different […]

  • Why Is Easter a Moveable Feast?

    Why Is Easter a Moveable Feast?

    Easter is a moveable feast celebrated on the first Sunday after the vernal equinox full moon (i.e. on Sunday after the full moon of March). These dates are calculated with the old Gregorian calendar, because it specifies the vernal equinox. To find out when Easter is celebrated according to the […]

  • Kind Green Giant Van Vlahakis Dies

    Kind Green Giant Van Vlahakis Dies

    The Greek-American dream has lost its best ambassador, Dr. Eftichios “Van” Vlahakis, who passed away at his Florida residence on April 6, 2014. He died at age 79 after suffering a heart-attack, leaving behind his rich legacy of generosity, compassion, and dedication to protecting our precious planet. One of the most […]

  • Merkel To Samaras: Show Me The Surplus

    Merkel To Samaras: Show Me The Surplus

    A visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Athens she first wants to see proof there will be a primary surplus before any talks of debt relief. Samaras has said there will be a primary surplus – not including interest on debt, the cost of […]

  • Greece Readies First Bond Since 2010

    Greece Readies First Bond Since 2010

    Just a couple of days after Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said the government wasn’t ready to issue its first long-term bond in four years, Greece is ready to do so on April 10, a day before German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Athens. Greece’s agency for managing public debt and the […]