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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,...

Greece Dares to Hope

The Economist published one more article about Greece on May 4. This article, on a somewhat different wavelength, had the title Greek economy: Daring to hope, fearing to fail, and focused on the prevalent situation in Greece, the hopes...

Sluggish May Day Protests In Athens

Only about 8,000 protesters took part in Greece's May 1 general strike in Athens, a far cry from the nearly 100,000 that showed up last year, with many Greeks having already fled the city for their villages for the...

Greeks Create World's Biggest Flower Flag

The world's biggest flower flag is Greek and was created by the inhabitants of Ovrya village in Achaia prefecture, Greece. The local culture association celebrated May Day with several events. In collaboration with the Municipality of Patras, they organized the...