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British Man Creates Wintry Windows for Christmastime Cheer

A British man named Tom Baker is the DaVinci of wintertime windows, creating enormous, magical scenes from sprayed-on white paint that transform clear panes into Christmastime wonderlands. We have most likely all seen and perhaps even used the removable paint...

What Hasn’t Changed About Christmas in 2021

As we prepare for this Christmas of 2021, no one would argue that the world has lost a great deal over the nearly two years of the coronavirus pandemic. We have lost not only people we know and love,...

Christmas 2021 Celebrations Planned Throughout Greece

Christmas celebrations in theme parks have been very popular in recent years and this holiday season will be special as they were closed last year because of the pandemic

Prince Albert and the Tradition of the Christmas Tree

Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria, almost single-handedly brought the tradition of the Christmas tree to the British Isles; from there it spread to the rest of the English-speaking world, as just one of his many innovations that...

Why Greeks Traditionally Decorate a Boat Instead of a Christmas Tree

Naxos Beach. To Karavaki The most traditional symbol you will find in Greece during the holidays is a small boat decorated with lights, usually placed in the main square of a town and close to the more international Christmas tree. To karavaki,...

Five Christmas Traditions Unique to Greece

  In current days and mostly in big cities, Christmas in Greece very much resembles the holiday celebrations from other areas in the world. Massive travel, easy access to worldwide media, and globalization have standardized and spread many traditions from...

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...

A Guide to Greek Christmas

Greece may be best known for its Easter holidays with the spring flowers and red eggs rather than its Christmas tradition, but it sure has to offer an unforgettable experience for everyone visiting the country during the 14 official holidays...

Low Budget Christmas Celebrations in Athens Due to Debt Crisis

City of Athens Mayor Yiorgos Kaminis opened on Friday the municipality's Christmas and New Year[...]