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Pomegranates, Onions and Other Greek New Year's Eve Customs

New Year's celebrations in Greece include some customs and superstitions that may seem strange, but they go back ages. The big difference in celebrations between Greece and other countries is that New Year's Day is also a Christian holiday,...

Greek Customs Across Greece on Assumption Day, August 15

On August 15th - also a public holiday - Greeks all over the country will celebrate one of Christianity's most significant days, the Dormition of Virgin Mary. Some call this day "the summer Easter" to show the importance of...