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April Fool’s Day and the Tradition in Greece

The custom of setting aside a day, April Fool's Day, for playing harmless pranks upon one's neighbor has been relatively common in the world historically. There are three scenarios regarding the origins of April Fool's Day. The day is similar to...

Celebrate the New Year in Traditional Greek Style

Celebrations and customs for the New Year are found throughout countless cultures around the world, and Greece is no different. There are many unique traditions to celebrate the New Year from the country. Firework Shows for the New Year https://youtu.be/_oAmaateIPo?t=558 Fireworks are...

Vasilopita Recipe: Greek New Year’s Cake

The story of the Greek Orthodox custom of the Vasilopita with the lucky coin inside, begins in Asia Minor, and more specifically in the city of Caesarea in Cappadocia, more than 1600 years ago. Here's a recipe for Vasilopita,...

Greece Welcomes 2021 With Renewed Hope for a Better Year

Greece welcomes 2021 with its citizens hoping beyond hope that the new year will be a much better one in nearly every way than 2020.

Greece Celebrates the Most Family-Oriented Christmas in Recent Memory

Due to coronavirus restrictions, Greeks are celebrating the holidays in the most traditional way in decades, foregoing outings at the bar or parties with friends -- activities which are now banned -- to spend time with their families on...

Greeks Advised to Cancel Plans for Christmas, New Year Celebrations

Doctors all across the nation of Greece are warning the public to avoid gathering in crowds ahead of the approaching holiday season. Christmas and New Years celebrations in Greece usually consist of large gatherings of friends and family for meals...

Cold Spell Across Greece

The National Weather Service warned that temperatures will drop significantly in the next 24 hours, in Greece, with sleet and wind expected for most of the country and snow forecast for the mountainous and northern regions. Snowfall is even expected...

John Stamos Will Appear on New Year’s Eve ‘Game Night’

Former "Full House" members John Stamos and Bob Saget will appear on the New Year's Eve "Game Night" show. Andy Cohen hosts the show, which airs on 10 PM Eastern time on NBC, and Panic! at the Disco will be...