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China Cultural Center in Athens Launches Virtual Kung Fu Competition

In cooperation with the Chinese Embassy in Athens, the China Cultural Center in Athens has launched a virtual kung fu and video contest.

How Greece Plans to Celebrate Bicentennial of 1821 Revolution

The year 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the 1821 Revolution against the Ottomans, which eventually led to the formation of the modern Greek state. The bicentennial of Greece's 1821 Revolution and War of Independence is the perfect opportunity for...

Tokyo Olympics Should be Cancelled, London Organizer Says

The long-awaited Tokyo Olympics, which were supposed to have taken place in the Summer of 2020 but were postponed to July and August of 2021, shouldn't go on this year, according to an official of the London Olympic Games. Sir...

Discover Your Greek Ancestry at Virtual Genealogy Conference

The first International Greek Ancestry Conference, offered virtually on Youtube from January 29 to 31, promises to shed new light on the process of tracing your Greek roots through genealogical research. This fascinating, free event comes at the perfect time,...

Archbishop Elpidophoros to Offer Prayer at Virtual Presidential Inauguration

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros will offer a prayer at the "Virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service," to be held tomorrow, Wednesday, as Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. An announcement from the Greek Orthodox...

US Celebrates Greece’s Bicentennial with Educational, Cultural Events

The US will celebrate Greece's Bicentennial in 2021 with a series of educational and cultural events to mark 200 years of friendship and amity between the two nations, according to the US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt. The celebration, entitled...

Iconic Byzantine Hagiography Goes Digital

The iconic Byzantine hagiography of Manuel Panselinos will be presented in a live streamed presentation on the platform Zoom on Tuesday at 7 pm with Tasos Papadopoulos narrating the story of his life and works. The name of Panselinos has...

Euripides’ Medea to be Streamed by National Theatre

Medea, one of Euripides' most famed tragedies, will be live-streamed by Greece's National Theatre on Sunday, January 10. First premiered nearly 2,000 years ago at the City Dionysia festival in Athens, Medea will be brought into our time by director...

Livestreamed Art Event to Create Positivity During Lockdown

A livestreamed art event called the "Silent Art Experience," which will bring together art and music for all those who are stuck indoors during the lockdown, is the brainchild of several different European artists who say it will "Bring...

Memorial on Nazis’ Overlooked Crimes in Greece Opens in Germany

A German museum has created a new exhibition to highlight the atrocities carried out by the Nazi occupation forces in Greece, which its organizers say are largely overlooked or unknown in Germany. The outdoor exhibit, entitled "German Crimes in Greece"...

Greek and Turkish Musicians Perform “Songs Without Borders” at Sydney Opera House

The beautiful and evocative music of Asia Minor took the audience at the Sydney Opera House on an historic, emotional journey in two performances recently, showcasing the melodies and rhythms of its rich, ancient cultures. The band members say that...

Spectacular Lighting Display for Christmas at the Piraeus Tower

A spectacular display of light and color awaited residents of Piraeus on Tuesday evening as the second tallest building in Greece, the Tower of Piraeus, was illuminated for the festive season. The Tower of Piraeus is 84 meters (276 feet)...

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Americas to Broadcast Virtual Christmas Concert

For the first time in its history, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will broadcast its annual Christmas concert online this year. Featuring the Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir, the concert will be titled "God Is With Us" - An Archdiocesan Virtual...

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Dazzles with New Christmas Decorations

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, an architectural marvel in Athens, has been beautifully decorated for the Christmas season, bringing some much-needed holiday cheer to a nation still under lockdown. The stunning decorations were revealed by Greek singer Fivos Delivorias...

Hellenic Foundation of Chicago Hosts Virtual Annual Award Ceremony

The Hellenic Foundation, one of the most prominent Greek-American charitable entities, will hold its annual award banquet online this year due to coronavirus restrictions. But the gala celebration, slated for the evening of Tuesday, December 15, can be enjoyed...