Ancient Greek Traditions
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...
The Ancient Greek Roots of Christmas Traditions
Christmas is one of the most important and perhaps the most treasured celebration of Christianity and is a day filled with joy and love. Surprisingly, many elements of Christmas celebrations have their roots in ancient Greece. Every country celebrates with...
Ancient Greek Jar From 2,300 Years Ago Holds Curse Against 55 People
Archaeologists believe that a 2,300-year-old jar from Ancient Greece containing chicken bones was likely used as part of a curse on 55 people.
The Ancient Greek Tradition of Birthday Cake
The global tradition of blowing out candles on a birthday cake might be rooted in an ancient Greek votive ritual to honor the goddess Artemis
'Martis' Bracelets Mark Arrival of Greek Spring
Greeks are preparing to welcome spring by celebrating an ancient annual custom with the tradition of Martis where both adults and children adorn themselves with red-and-white bracelets made of thread from March 1 to March 31. It must be threaded...
'Anastenaria' Fire-Walking Festival in Lagada,Thessaloniki From May 21-23
The town of Lagada near the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki will once again revive the old tradition of fire-walking, known locally as "Anastenaria," for three days on May 21-23. The festival will coincide with the religious feast of Constantine...
Greeks Welcome Spring with the Ancient Tradition of Martis
Greeks are preparing to welcome the spring by celebrating an ancient annual custom this March with the tradition of “Martis" where both adults and children adorn themselves with red and white brackets made of thread from March 1 to March...