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Greece Celebrates 152 Years Since Presidential Guard Was Established

The long and honorable history of the Greek Presidential Guard (or Proedrikí Frourá in Greek) started on a day much like this, 152 years ago, in the newly established modern Greek state. This distinguished, battalion-sized military unit, dubbed Agema at...

The Coronavirus Easter: How Greece Celebrated its Greatest Feast in Lockdown

April 19 was an Orthodox Easter Sunday nobody will ever forget in Greece. As strict curfew measures remain in place across the country to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Greeks tried to find new ways to...

Epiphany: From Thrace to Cyprus, Greeks Celebrate the Blessing of the Waters

The Christian feast of the Epiphany was commemorated across Greece, Cyprus and all the world's Greek Orthodox communities on Monday, January 6th, with particular gusto and celebration. This year, Greece found itself covered in frost and snow, but all the...

Corfu Island Honors Its Patron Saint Spyridon With Splendid Ceremonies

The Greek island of Corfu (Kerkyra) honors the memory of its Patron Saint Spyridon on December 12 each year. Thousands of faithful Christians have already arrived on the Ionian Sea island from all over the world to worship the saint. People...

Athens Polytechnic Opens its Gates for Events Commemorating Student Uprising

The commemorations marking the anniversary of the November 17 student uprising at the Athens Polytechnic University in 1973 officially kicked off on Friday. The gates of the National Metsovio Polytechnic were opened at 9:30 and will stay open for the...

Maria: The History Behind Greece's Most Popular Female Name

As Greeks around the world prepare to celebrate "Summer Easter'' on Thursday, as the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is called in Greek popular tradition, the nation is also ready to honor those bearing Greece's most popular female name,...

Greece Celebrates Lighthouses Across the Nation this Sunday

Twenty-eight lighthouses in Greece will open to the public on Sunday as part of the global celebration of International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW). More than 20,000 visitors across Greece visited the many lighthouses which dot the shores of the...

Greek Orthodox to Celebrate Saint George's Day on April 29

The annual celebration of Saint George on April 23 is one of the most important feasts in the Orthodox calendar. Almost all Greek households have someone called Georgios or Georgia among close or distant relatives or friends. However, this year...

The Five Most Romantic Places to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Athens

On Valentine's day, the beautiful city of Athens offers some uniquely romantic spots to you and your partner to celebrate the special day. As many couples decide to spend some quality time far from busy city centers, Athens has at least five...

Greek-Australians Preparing to Celebrate Australia Day

Australia Day is celebrated on January 26 marking the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur...