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Melbourne, Sydney Festivals to Celebrate Greek Culture

Melbourne and Sydney are gearing up to celebrate Greek culture in two historic festivals that annually attract thousands of expatriates and Australians. The Antipodes 2024 festival kicks off on Saturday in Melbourne. It celebrates Greek culture and community bringing together...

The ‘Picture Brides’ During Early Greek Immigration to America

Greek-American scholar Kathryn Vaggalis has untangled the complex racial identity of early Greek immigrants to America in her research of Greek "picture brides." Picture brides, or women in their home country who were "matched" with a husband in America only...

Grecia Salentina: Exploring Southern Italy’s Greek Community

Nine villages in southern Italy collectively known as La Grecia Salentina (Salentine Greece) or, in the local dialect, Griko have maintained aspects of the Greek language and culture that have survived for centuries. Greek diasporas have been a constant in...

Juan de Fuca: The Great Greek Explorer

Juan de Fuca, or Ioannis Phokas, was an intrepid, and much underappreciated, Greek explorer and navigator who lived during the sixteenth century. De Fuca is best known for being the first to describe the Strait of Anian, which is...

Manhattan’s Oldest Chocolate House Started by a Greek

Li-Lac Chocolates, Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, was founded by Greece's George Demetrious. The history of Li-Lac starts in 1923, when Demetrious, a Greek native who studied the art of chocolate making in France, emigrated to New York and opened his...

The Greeks Who Took Over Miami’s Hospitality Industry

The Greeks of Miami make up a vibrant community that includes many entrepreneurs excelling in the bar and restaurant business; raising the standards of hospitality in South Florida. Since the economic crisis that hit Greece in the 2010s, many Greeks...

Greek Adoptee in US Discovers Biological Father After 63 Years

A Greek adoptee in the US eventually discovered the identity of his biological father after 63 years thanks to the Eftychia Project. The Project is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance and support free of charge to Greek adoptees searching for...

Thaao Penghlis’ Journey from Hollywood Star to Discovering Lost Treasures of Greece

A retrospective one-to-one interview of world-famous Greek-Australian actor Thaao Penglis with the Greek Reporter.

John Cassavetes: The Greek-American Pioneer of Independent Films

John Cassavetes, the Greek American director and actor, died on this day on February 3rd, 1989. Cassavetes is credited with inspiring the American independent film industry with the release of his film “Faces”, which was one of the first independently...

The Greeks of Miami Live the American Dream

The Greeks of Miami have become a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, excelling in the bar and restaurant business and raising the standards of hospitality in the US city. Since the economic crisis that hit Greece in the 2010s, many Greeks...

Ex President of Uruguay: Why We Are So Close to Greece

Former President of Uruguay Luis Alberto Lacalle de Herrera lauded his country's ties to Greece. "Greece is everywhere in Uruguay," Lacalle said recently speaking on the sidelines of the Concordia Americas Summit held in Florida. The veteran politician is a...

Greek Parliament Rejects Postal Voting for National Elections

The bill on postal voting for Greeks living abroad was approved for the European elections but rejected for national elections during a parliamentary vote on Wednesday. It was supported by the governing New Democracy party (ND) but was opposed...

Bill on Postal Voting for Greeks Abroad Expanded to Include National Elections

On Monday, the Greek government introduced an amendment to a bill that would include postal voting in the national elections and European elections scheduled for later this year. The amendment establishes postal voting as the exclusive method of voting for...

Greek Language Platform Expands for More Foreign Speakers

The online Greek-language platform teaching Greek to foreigners abroad is now available for French and German speakers as well, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Monday. The staellinika.com platform, which provides language and culture lessons, is now available in English,...

The Greek Orthodox Archbishop Who Walked With Martin Luther King

The 1965 march of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a leading civil rights leader, in Selma, Alabama was a turning point in American history. It was also a landmark moment for the participation of Greek-Americans and the Orthodox...