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The Fortune-Telling and Fire-Jumping Customs of Klidonas [pics]

One of the most interesting customs of Greece is that of Klidonas, a tradition with ancient roots, that takes place on the feast day of Agios Ioannis (Saint John) on June 24. The feast includes jumping over fires, while...

Momogeri Revived in Preveza

The streets of Preveza were filled with laughter, satirical skits, teasing and dancing this Saturday, January 11, impressing the hundreds of people who attended the Greek custom Momogeri. The event began with a meeting in Theofaneio followed by a performance...

Origins of Greek Vasilopita

Vasilopita, as Greek tradition dictates, is cut by families on New Year’s Day to bless the house and bring good luck for the new year. This is usually done at midnight of New Year's Eve in Greece. A coin...

Traditional Christmas Fires Lit in Northern Greece

Every year on December 23 in Florina, Greece, thirty five fires are lit as part of an ancient custom. The largest fire is lit in the center of the main square near Sakouleva river. It only takes five minutes for...

Greek Engagement Customs Favor Fooling Around

Engagement is a commonly used word to describe someone's first declaration of intending to get married to his significant other, but for the people of the Mediterranean and especially for Greece, the overall engagement procedure is almost as important...