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Greek May Day Customs and Traditions

The celebration of May Day has its roots in ancient times. The first day of May is considered a celebration of the arrival of Spring. According to tradition, the month of May was named after the Roman goddess Maia,...

Two Dead in Kalamata Due to Fireworks

The two young men aged 23 and 26 lost their lives after throwing a firecracker at a Public Power Corporation (PPC) wire, while still holding a cable connected to the firecracker. As a result, the two young Greeks were electrocuted. The tragic...

Holy Saturday – The Last Holy Week Day

Holy Saturday is the last day of Holy Week and Lent. On Saturday, the chief priests and Pharisees asked Pontius Pilate to secure Jesus Christ’s tomb for three days because they had suspicions that his disciples would try to...

Holy Friday Traditions Across Greece

In Good Friday, millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion. For the Greek Orthodox Church, Good Friday is a day of mourning. The drama of Jesus Christ's death is followed with great devoutness. The icon...

Most Surreal Easter Celebrations Take Place in Chios

In Vrontados a village on the Greek island of Chios residents organize a yearly fake rocket war, between two churches, Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani. TIME magazine journalist Olivier Laurent was impressed with the old Greek tradition, publishing an...

Greek-Australian Publishes Book After Struggling with Depression

Maria Katsonis is a 52-year-old Greek-Australian author who suffered from depression throughout a large part of her life. Her book entitled “The Good Greek Girl” is a memoir of her battle with depression and her experiences living in a...

Traditions and Ideas for Your Greek Christmas Holidays!

Christmas is here and New Year's day is approaching, so for those wondering how to make their festive dinners and gifts stand out, here are a few ideas that have been a part of Greek culture for years. During Christmas and...

“Greek Week” in Italy

The Philhellenic Society of Italy is organizing the first "Greek Week" from September 8 to 14, in Marina di Ascea, addressed to those who love Greece and especially to young people. According to the president and founder of the Society,...

Original Easter Customs of Greece

Greece is a country with rich tradition and the Greeks always make sure to honor those traditions, especially during religious celebrations. The following traditions are a glimpse into some of the original ways in which Greeks celebrate Easter..... The Rocket...

Momogeri Revived in Preveza

The streets of Preveza were filled with laughter, satirical skits, teasing and dancing this Saturday, January 11, impressing the hundreds of people who attended the Greek custom Momogeri. The event began with a meeting in Theofaneio followed by a performance...