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Greece's National Intangible Cultural Heritage Index Adds 16 New Elements

Greece's Ministry of Culture recently announced that 16 new elements will be incorporated into Greece's National Directory of Intangible Cultural Heritage for the first time since 2008. According to Culture Minister Lina Mendoni, "The 16 elements registered in the National...

Greek-American Students Receive Mentoring from Top US Policymakers

The National Hellenic Society in Washington, DC recently held their 5th Annual Heritage America Program virtually for high-achieving and promising Greek-American students. The event, which was hosted from July 8-10, 2020, included a series of online discussions that featured a...

Thessaloniki's Modiano Market To Be Completely Renovated

  The Central Council of Greece's Contemporary Monuments decided earlier this week to approve an architectural team's plan to renovate the historic Modiano Market in Thessaloniki. According to Morpho Papanikolaou, one of the architects who designed the project, the construction will take...

John Stamos Will Explore Greek Ancestry on TLC

John Stamos is set to appear on the seventh season of "Who Do You Think You Are?", the TLC show that aims to investigate celebrities' ancestry and figure out the truth about their heritage. On the show, Stamos travels to...

Italian Plenary Discusses Submitting Proposal to UNESCO for Greek Language Promotion

The Greek Community and Brotherhood of the Philhellenic Society of Italy has managed to get the Italian plenary to discuss its proposals for the support of the Greek language and classical education. The goal is to get the Italian...

Vancouver Goes Bouzouki and Overflows With Greekness

Greek Summerfest The Vancouver Greek Summerfest - an annual celebration of food, entertainment and family fun is back for the 30th year. With dozens of live singers and dancers on the performance stage and plenty of Greek food to sample,...

Monumenta: Photograph a Greek Building in Danger; You Could Save it and Win a Prize!

In an effort to create a huge data base of Athenian architectural wonders that are rapidly-disappearing , Monumenta is hosting a photo competition, titled "Greek Buildings in Danger", that runs until October 16. Participants are called to submit photographs...

Kelly Clarkson Tracks Heritage on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

"Who Do You Think You Are?," a documentary-style series on TLC that helps celebrities dig into their ancestry and trace their family tree, is welcoming Greek-American Kelly Clarkson to the show when new episodes premiere July 23. In a promo...