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The Once-Sacred Greek Tradition of Siesta Time

Siesta time is a sacred tradition of the Greeks, spanning back many centuries. Although modern life has had an impact on the short nap (taken in the early afternoon often after the midday meal), in the less touristy parts of...

The Greek Tradition of Eating Hake on March 25th

On March 25, the most important day in the calendar, Greeks traditionally eat fried hake accompanied with a garlic puree called skordalia.

Celebrate Spring with Ancient Greek Tradition of Martis Bracelets

Spring is (almost) in the air in Greece, and Greeks will soon begin preparations to welcome the new season by celebrating an ancient annual custom. The Greek tradition of “Martis” entails that everyone, regardless of age, adorns themselves with...

Gambling on New Year’s Eve Has Become Greek Tradition

Outside of the Greek world, it is little known that Greek people nearly always play cards on New Year's Eve. But according to Greek folklore beliefs dating back to ancient times, the new year will not go well if...

Greek Traditional Games for Children

A long time ago, children in Greece used to gather out on the streets or in parks and play games. Games that involved physical play and imagination. Nowadays, TV and video games have taken up most of children’s lives, however, a trend for...

Are Worry Beads a Part of Greek Tradition?

By Konstantinos Menzel Worry beads (in Greek kombolói) are considered to be the evolution of Orthodox prayer beads. Their history, according to the experts specialized in the worry beads Greek store Kombologadiko, starts in the East, while some sources reveal...

Greek Traditional Masks Exhibited At Byzantine Museum of Veroia

(Original Story in Greek By Ingka Athanasiadou) Seventy Greek traditional masks will be presented at the Byzantine Museum of Veroia in Greece. Masquerades in Greece are held during the twelve days after Christmas (the "Arapides" at Nikisiani, Kavala and the...

The Magic of Greek Dancing: The Greatest Traditional Dances

Thursday is International Dance Day and how better to celebrate than by discovering five of the most popular Greek dances! 

The Customs and Traditions of a Typical Greek Wedding, Explained

Greek weddings are festive events with many traditions stemming from both the Greek Orthodox church and from cultural superstitions.

Tsoureki: The Traditional Sweet Bread of Greek Easter

Tsoureki (τσουρέκι in Greek) is the traditional sweet yeast bread Greeks make every year on Holy Thursday which is then consumed on Easter Sunday. Early in the morning on Holy Thursday throughout Greece, women start kneading the dough for the...

Greek Easter Traditions and Customs Across Greece

Greek Easter is full of ancient traditions and customs, followed faithfully throughout the millennia, making the feast a colorful one.

Traditional Greek Easter Featured In Nostalgic 1960s “Tin Tin” Film

Sixty years ago, the French comic book hero Tin Tin, beloved by children around the world, celebrated Greek Easter alongside Greek actors.

Hilarious Ancient Greek Beliefs and Traditions

Greeks are known to be philosophers and innovators. However, there is another side to the Greeks: the side where traditional beliefs, many of which are rooted in ancient times, overtake all sense of reason. Funniest and weirdest Greek beliefs and...

Carnival in Naoussa, The Unique Tradition With Ancient Greek Roots

Greece is a country where the annual Carnival season is closely linked to its rich and very ancient folklore tradition. Dozens of beloved local festivities take place each late Winter across the entire country. However, very few have as deep...

Celebrate the New Year in Traditional Greek Style

Celebrations and customs for the New Year are found throughout countless cultures around the world, and Greece is no different. There are many unique traditions to celebrate the New Year from the country. Firework Shows for the New Year https://youtu.be/_oAmaateIPo?t=558 Fireworks are...