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Assumption Day: Greece Celebrates the Dormition of Virgin Mary

On August 15th Greeks all over the country will celebrate one of Christianity’s most significant days, the Dormition of Virgin Mary (Panagia). Some call this...

Greek-Canadians’ Solemn Assumption Day Commemoration

Hundreds of Christian Orthodox faithful Greek-Canadians marched to Koimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Park Extension, Montreal, to celebrate the greatest feast of...

Greek Customs Across Greece on Assumption Day, August 15

On August 15th - also a public holiday - Greeks all over the country will celebrate one of Christianity's most significant days, the Dormition...

Greek-Americans Celebrate Assumption Day

With solemnity and religious devotion, the Greeks of the homogeneity in New York and many states in America celebrated Assumption Day. The expatriates celebrated this year,...

Low Tourist Traffic in Popular Religious Destinations on Assumption Day

Hoteliers in the popular religious destinations of the country are disappointed with this year's low touristic traffic, as many of the rooms still remain...

Customs and Traditions of Assumption Day (August15) across Greece

One of the biggest celebrations of Orthodoxy is August 15, the day of the Assumption[...]

Why Greeks Celebrate Name Days: An Orthodox Tradition

Name day is a uniquely Greek feast as people celebrate the feast of an Orthodox Christian saint, holy person or martyr they are named after

Rhode Island’s Greek Community Celebrates Independence Day

State Senator Leonidas (Lou) Raptakis and Rhode Island's Hellenic communities hosted a Greek Independence Day celebration at the Rhode Island State House on March...

Greek Islanders Climb the 'Zig-Zag Path' on Aug. 15 Feast Day

Folegandros is a small, quiet Greek island that remains virtually unknown to tourists. However, for Greeks, this island is steeped in the legend of the...

Greek Capital Becomes a Ghost City as Athenians Take a Holiday (photos)

As most Athenians have fled the city by ships, planes, cars, trains and buses, the center of the Greek capital seems literally deserted. Most Greeks...