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The Once-Sacred Greek Tradition of Siesta Time

Siesta time is a sacred tradition of the Greeks, spanning back many centuries. Although modern life has had an impact on the short nap (taken in the early afternoon often after the midday meal), in the less touristy parts of...

Greek Orthodox Celebrate Saint George’s Day on April 25

The annual celebration of Saint George on April 23rd is one of the most important feasts in the Orthodox calendar. Almost all Greek households have someone called Georgios or Georgia among close or distant relatives or friends. However, this year,...

Greeks Mark Solemn Holy Friday With Epitaphios Processions

Holy Friday, or Good Friday, is a profoundly mournful day in Greece which commemorates the Passion of Christ with the traditional Epitaphios processions. A nationwide affair, it recalls the moments leading up to and including the crucifixion of Jesus Christ,...

Tsoureki: The Traditional Sweet Bread of Greek Easter

Tsoureki (τσουρέκι in Greek) is the traditional sweet yeast bread Greeks make every year on Holy Thursday which is then consumed on Easter Sunday. Early in the morning on Holy Thursday throughout Greece, women start kneading the dough for the...

Modern Critics Rally Against “Inhumane” Greek Easter Lamb Feast

For Greeks, the annual roasted lamb, slowly turning on the spit on Easter Sunday, is not only a mouth-watering delicacy but also part of a centuries-old tradition written into the national psyche. The event brings together family and friends outdoors and...

Tsabouna: Mykonos Bagpipe in Danger of Becoming Lost Art

The Mykonos bagpipe called Tsabouna played in for centuries lost recently one of its musical maestros with the passing of Dimitri Koukas.

The Dance of Zalongo and the Self-Sacrifice of Greek Women

The Dance of Zalongo is considered to be a monumental act of bravery and defiance against the Ottoman rulers by the women of Epirus.

March 25 Marks the Annunciation, A Feast for Orthodoxy and Hellenism

March 25 is a very important date for Hellenism as it marks both the anniversary of the Greek War of Independence and the Annunciation.

Karpathos: The Greek Island Where Women Dominate

Karpathos, the second-largest island in the Dodecanese island chain, is a place where women dominate.

Lagana, Halvas and Taramas, The Greek Delicacies of Clean Monday

Lagana, halvas, and taramas, known as “the Koulouma,” are the official foods of the first day of Lent in Greece, known as "Clean Monday."