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Greek Americans Discover their Hellenic Heritage in College

For Greek-American students who attend Queens College in Flushing, New York, it’s never too late to rediscover one’s heritage and learn more about where they come from. While there has been a notable trend of fewer and fewer people identifying...

Greece Nominates Epirus Festivals for UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage Listing

The Greek Ministry of Culture recently submitted an application to UNESCO in hopes that by the time of the traditional village celebrations of Epirus' Syrrako and Vlasti on August 15, they will be included on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The...

Well-Known Greek Actor Panos Chatzikoutselis Dies at 75

The well-known, beloved Greek actor Panos Chatzikoutselis has passed away, most likely on Wednesday, at the age of 75, it was made public on Friday. The news of his death was announced by Angelos Pyriohos, a close friend of the...

Greece's Beloved Poet Kiki Dimoula Dies at 89

One of Greece's most famous and beloved poets, Kiki Dimoula, died on Saturday at the age of 89. Dimoula, née Vasiliki Radou, was rushed to Hygeia Hospital last week after a serious respiratory infection. In a speech on poetry Dimula defined...

Carnival in Naoussa, The Unique Tradition With Ancient Greek Roots

Greece is a country where the annual Carnival season is closely linked to its rich and very ancient folklore tradition. Dozens of beloved local festivities take place each late Winter across the entire country. However, very few have as deep...

Well-Known Greek Actor George Kotanidis Dies at 74

The well-known and beloved Greek actor George Kotanidis passed away on Tuesday at the age of 74. Kotanidis, not only a prominent actor but a director and writer as well, died in a hospital's intensive care unit following a recent...

Greek Poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke Dies at 81

Popular Greek poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81. Greece's Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni expressed her condolences to the family of the poet soon after the news of her death became known. Anghelaki-Rooke, a goddaughter...

Greek Artist Presents Innovative and Eco-Friendly Origami Fashion Creations

A paper dress may not be the right outfit choice for rainy weather but Greek artis Mirto Dimitriou's signature origami fashion, which includes clothes, jewelry and paper accessories, is not only original but also ecological since the young artist...

Writers Titos Patrikios and Kostas Georgousopoulos Receive Medals of Honor

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos presented the prestigious ''Commander of the Order of Honour'' medals to Greek poet, writer and translator Titos Patrikios and author, theater critic and translator Kostas Georgousopoulos on Monday. Both of the distinguished writers...

Mycenaean-Era Cyclades Exhibition Opens at Benaki Museum

The archaeological exhibition "From Homer’s World: Tenos and the Cyclades in the Mycenaean Age" will open to the public at 8 PM on Monday, December 16 at the new Benaki Museum building located at 138 Piraeus Street in Athens. A...