Greeks Celebrate Saint George’s Day in Style at Arachova
The celebration of Saint George on April 23rd is one of the most important feasts in Greece and at Arachova in particular where the saint is the town's patron. For days this town in central Greece prepared for a local...
President Biden to Host Greek Independence Day Reception
President Biden will host the traditional Greek Independence Day reception at the White House on Wednesday. Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will represent the Greek-American community along with hundreds of Greeks and Greek Americans who will attend the event to honor...
The Presidential Guard: How Evzones Became a Potent Symbol of Greece
The long and honorable history of the Greek Presidential Guard (or Proedrikí Frourá in Greek) goes back to more than 150 years ago to December 12, 1868, the day it was established in the modern Greek state. This distinguished, battalion-sized...
Greek Orthodox Church of Uganda Celebrates Easter With Splendor
The Greek Orthodox Church of Uganda celebrated the Holy week with splendor and devotion.
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...
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