Angelina Jolie to Play Maria Callas in New Biopic
Angelina Jolie will play the legendary Greek-American soprano Maria Callas in the biopic Maria. The film will be directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Steven Knight, who recently worked together on the film Spencer. Maria tells the tumultuous, beautiful,...
Maria and the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Honored on August 15th
As Greeks prepare to celebrate the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, the nation is ready to honor those with the most popular female name, Maria.
Why Greeks Celebrate Name Days: An Orthodox Tradition
Name day is a uniquely Greek feast as people celebrate the feast of an Orthodox Christian saint, holy person or martyr they are named after
Greece’s Celebration of the Panagia, or Dormition of the Virgin Mary
There are many customs and festivals organized all over Greece on August 15 in commemoration of the Virgin Mary, or Panagia. This day is a public holiday in Greece so Greeks are able to mark one of the most...
Greek Philotimo Works Miracles for Laid-Off Mother Whose Daughter Fainted from Hunger
The tragic plight of the laid-off hotel worker whose daughter fainted from hunger earlier in the week on the island of Rhodes has moved not only Greek public opinion but the government. Greece's famous philotimo worked wonders, since within hours...
Maria: The History Behind Greece's Most Popular Female Name
As Greeks around the world prepare to celebrate "Summer Easter'' on Thursday, as the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is called in Greek popular tradition, the nation is also ready to honor those bearing Greece's most popular female name,...
So What Are the Most Popular Boy and Girl Names In Greece? Just Ask Wikiwand
British daily newspaper, The Independent, published maps listing the most common names for boys and girls around Europe. The data comes from Wikiwand. The charts held few surprises, with the name Sophia popular around East Europe whereas Emma is...
Maria Farantouri Moves Melbourne Audiences
One of the most significant voices of Greece, Maria Farantouri, and renowned US jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd continue their fourteen-year music collaboration, this time in Australia.
Greek Ombudsman: Media Reproduce Stereotypes and Promote Racism
The Greek Ombudsman in relation to the case of four-year old Maria who was found in a Roma camp in Larissa, central Greece, accuses the Greek media of reproducing stereotypes and helping to perpetuate discrimination against specific social groups. The...
Events that Devastated Greece in 2013
Racial attacks, murders, deaths of children, closed universities, doctors on strike, terrorist attacks, unethical employers, trials and harsh sentences, is an image of Greece during 2013 that most people will unfortunately have. The following are the most important events that...
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