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The Mystery Behind Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on February 2nd each year. The holiday is based on a weather prediction made by a groundhog and has its roots in both ancient pagan customs and modern...

Greek Orthodox Epiphany Celebrated in Australia

Greek Australians celebrated Epiphany with the traditional Blessing of the Waters ceremonies in cities across Australia on Sunday.

How the New Year Was Celebrated in Alexander the Great’s Empire

Celebrating the arrival of the New Year is a popular custom around the world, as it has been for thousands of years. We find the same basic celebration—although expressed in different ways—in various ancient cultures. In Greece itself, there is...

The Christmas Tree Is a Tradition Older Than Christmas

Why, every Christmas, do so many people endure the mess of dried pine needles, the risk of a fire hazard and impossibly tangled strings of lights? By Troy Bickham Strapping a fir tree to the hood of my car and worrying...

What Will Your Christmas Dinner Look Like in 2050?

The future of Christmas food could include artificial meat, soil-free veg, and hybrid protein treats. By Alexandra Sexton & Duncan Cameron In the Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge’s final transformation from miser to philanthropist is marked by the...

Greece Nominated for Best European Film Location Award: How to Vote

Chiliadou Beach, on the Aegean side of the Greek island of Evia, has been nominated for this year's renowned Best European Film Location Award. The award is presented by the European Network of Film Commission (EUFCN). The beach was proposed...

Camel Beauty Contest Among Qatar’s World Cup Attractions

Among various attractions staged in Qatar as the World Cup goes on is the truly unique camel pageant contest. The pageant contestants included a camel named Nazaa'a that displayed not only dazzling beauty but also poise and grace during Friday’s...

Artificial Intelligence Creates Thanksgiving Recipes

There are ten things that people commonly fight about on Thanksgiving. The top five are coming out of the closet, accusing someone of being an alcoholic, issues with finances, getting divorced, married, or pregnant, and the fact that you...

The Surprising Science Behind Champagne Bubbles

The fascinating science behind champagne bubbles is something we really should take a little time to appreciate as we celebrate the best of what this year has given us and the hopes for the upcoming new year. Champagne has marked...

Antipodes Festival Celebrates Greek Culture in Melbourne

Thousands of Greek-Australians and Greek culture enthusiasts are attending the Antipodes Lonsdale Street Greek Festival in Melbourne.

Spielberg Drama To Open Thessaloniki Film Festival

Steven Spielberg's latest film "The Fabelmans" will be the opening film of this year's Thessaloniki International Film Festival on November 3. "The Fabelmans" is the most personal and confessional film of Steven Spielberg's entire career. Critics consider it a touching...

Greek Film Expo: 12 Movies to Be Screened in New York

The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) has announced the lineup for its annual New York Greek Film Expo, a Greek film festival for all New Yorkers not to be missed. The festival is set to be held between September 29th...

US Jazz Orchestra Performs in Aid of Athens Pre-term Newborns

The world-famous orchestra Jazz at Lincoln Center will perform for the first time in Greece in an Athens concert to support a good cause.

Orthodox Greeks Celebrate Dormition of The Virgin Mary

Worshippers across the world were celebrating the Dormition of Virgin Mary on Monday, one of the greatest days in the Greek Orthodox calendar.

August 15: Discover the Big Celebration of Tinos Island

  For Greeks, August 15 is one of the most important holidays on the calendar, but it is an especially huge day in Tinos. It's vacation time for most working Greeks, and a celebration of all the Marias, Marios, Panagiotis,...