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Epiphany

The Carnival-like Custom of 'Ragoutsaria'

The "Ragoutsaria" celebration starts today in the city of Kastoria, northern Greece, and will continue through Thursday, January 8, seeing locals donning costumes and dancing in the streets. The Ragoutsaria is a centuries old custom and a revival of ancient...

Video: Epiphany Celebration in Hong Kong

The Orthodox community of Hong Kong celebrated Epiphany, an important religious celebration for all Greeks and Orthodox Christians. Orthodox Christians gathered together at a small port to watch Metropolitan Nikitas toss the cross into the sea. After the cross ceremony the Holy...

Greece's President on Telendos, Pserimos and Kalymnos for Epiphany

Despite the cloudy weather, Epiphany glorious manifestations took place in all regions of Greece, from Athens, Thessaloniki and Piraeus to the smallest coastal village. In Athens, the blessing of the waters ceremony was carried out in the city reservoir, while...

Greeks on Tenedos Celebrate the Epiphany Feast Day

The few Greeks that still live on Tenedos and in Smyrni, Turkey, celebrated the Epiphany Feast yesterday with a glorious ceremony. On the eve of the Epiphany, the first blessing was held on Tenedos and then the small number of...

Greek Epiphany Celebrations Through the Centuries

By Pamela Lytra Epiphany is an important religious celebration for all Greeks and Orthodox Christians. The day on which Jesus was baptized symbolizes the regeneration of man and that is why Epiphany used to be celebrated, until the mid-4th century,...

Epiphany Traditions Abound In Greece

Customs and traditions dating back to ancient times will come once again to life on Jan. 6 during the Theofania (also Epiphany or Fota) celebration taking place across Greece. Religious sentiment meets exhilaration and joy for the day commemorating...

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...

Τhe Blessing of The Waters of Munich’s River Isar

The Greek Orthodox Church blessed the waters of the River Isar in Munich on Friday, January 6, the day of Epiphany, or Theofania. This year’s celebrations took place at the central and historical bridge of the town, Ludwigsbrücke, in...