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,...
Maria and the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Honored on August 15th
As Greeks prepare to celebrate the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, the nation is ready to honor those with the most popular female name, Maria.
Greece Marks Feast of the Virgin Mary Amidst Corona Scare
Orthodox faithful throughout Greece are marking one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, the Dormition of the Virgin Mary on Saturday, as the country is fighting to contain the spread of coronavirus. Also called the Assumption, the Feast...
Greece Announces 151 New Coronavirus Cases; Cancellation of All August 15 Services
On Friday, the Greek National Health Organization, EODY, announced a total of 151 coronavirus infections in Greece, with the vast majority of them -- 144-- being of domestic origin. Only seven of the cases detected since Thursday were detected...
The Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is Celebrated Throughout Greece
Greece marks the Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, one of the most important days in Orthodox Christianity, in many different ways on August 15 every year. This day is a beloved public holiday which is also often referred...
Meteorologists Expect New Week-long Heat Wave to Hit Greece
Temperatures in Greece are expected to rise gradually, beginning on Wednesday, with meteorologists expecting a new heat wave by the weekend which could possibly last through August 15th. The Hellenic National Meteorological Service issued an emergency announcement that temperatures may...
Athens Empties as Greeks Leave for Summer Vacation
With the approach of the Aug. 15 holiday, the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, the last wave of Athenians left the capital city for their summer vacations on Tuesday, putting the coast guard and traffic police on standby. The highways...
Greek Weather Warning Looms over August 15 Holiday
Greece is facing heavy storms on Wednesday, with the authorities issuing a warning ahead of the public holiday tomorrow. According to the Hellenic National Meteorological Service, people in northwest Greece can expect to see stormy weather from noon onwards in Epirus,...
The Big Exodus: Athenians Desert the City En Masse for August Holiday
Athens is starting to look like a deserted city as the last remaining Athenians flock to ports, bus and train terminals for the traditional mid-August exodus around the August 15, Assumption Day Holiday. One of the largest exits in recent...
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