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Australia Gears Up for the Return of Greek Festival Paniyiri

The Paniyiri Greek Festival returns to Brisbane, Australia after a two-year pandemic-induced pause on the weekend of May 21 and May 22, organizers announced this week. The Greek Festival is the largest cultural festival in Queensland and the longest-running Greek...

Worsening Weather Forecast As Easter Holiday Exodus Begins in Greece

A weather warning forecasts heavy rain, storms and hail showers across Greece as the Easter holiday exodus begins.

What Hasn’t Changed About Christmas in 2021

As we prepare for this Christmas of 2021, no one would argue that the world has lost a great deal over the nearly two years of the coronavirus pandemic. We have lost not only people we know and love,...

Beauty Pageant for Camels in Saudi Arabia Marred by Botox Injections

Organizers of an annual beauty contest for camels in Saudi Arabia disqualified dozens of animals this week after they discovered their breeders had injected them with Botox, the state-run news agency reported. Breeders from around the world are competing in...

Greeks of Ukraine Celebrate Hellenic Heritage in Spectacular Festival

The 18th "Great Feast", one of the largest and most beloved cultural events of the Greeks of eastern Ukraine, was held in Mariupol on September 25. This Pan-Ukrainian Festival of Greek Culture is held every two years under the aegis...

Greek Military Band Dazzles Spectators at Moscow’s Red Square

A Greek military band accompanied by dancers dazzled the spectators of the XIV International Military Music Festival which took place in Moscow's Red Square last week. The band called "Theseus" performed together with the Historical Parade Platoon of the General...

Celebrate Your Name Day Like the Greeks

Birthdays are a big deal--milestones in life, but in Greece, names days "take the cake" so to speak on personal celebrations and ritual.

Athens Pride Week 2021 Rescheduled

Athens Pride events have been rescheduled to the week of July 18, originally set to begin on June 4, according to an announcement made by Athens Pride on Tuesday.

San Francisco Greek Film Festival: All the Winners and Virtual Events

The San Francisco Greek Film Festival (SFGFF), held mostly virtually, wrapped its 18th annual event, which was presented April 16-25, 2021.

Chios Island Marked Easter With Spectacular Rocket War

The rocket war, one of the most beautiful, spectacular and yet dangerous Easter spectacles of Greece, revived on Saturday night on Chios.

Greek Good Friday Procession Tweaked for Coronavirus

This year, Greeks gathered for the mournful Good Friday "Epitaphio" procession under different conditions than usual due to coronavirus restrictions. 

Greek App For Cracking Easter Eggs In Lockdown

A Greek web developer has launched a mobile app to enable the traditional Easter eggs cracking to take place virtually whilst in lockdown.

15th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival To Run As Virtual Edition

The 15th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) will be held on May 10-30, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will run online and on-demand only; however, in another twist which is actually an advantage for the event,...

Hellenic Film Society USA Prepares for Virtual Festival for 2020

The Hellenic Film Society USA announced their first-ever virtual Greek film festival, which will be held from July 10, to July 20, 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Audiences from across the country will have the opportunity to stream...