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Greeks Worldwide Celebrate Saints Constantine and Helen

For many Greeks May 21 is a festive day as the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Constantine, the founder of Constantinople, and his mother Helen. Constantine and Helen are among the most popular names in the Greek world. It is...

Folklore Tradition of Fire-Walkers in Greece, Celebrating Saint Constantine and Saint Helen [video]

This weekend from May 21 through May 23 the unusual ancient folklore and legend of fire-walking lives on in Greece. Dating back to Pagan times, Anastenaria is a traditional ritual of fire-walking celebrated in a few places in Northern Greece...