superstitions

Greek Superstitions About Leap Year Weddings

We may be three months away from the year 2020, but many Greeks plan important events at least one year in advance. Among these things, naturally, are the huge milestones of weddings and engagements. However, this might not be the...

Hilarious Ancient Greek Beliefs and Traditions

Greeks are known to be philosophers and innovators. However, there is another side to the Greeks: the side where traditional beliefs, many of which are rooted in ancient times, overtake all sense of reason. Here are some of the...

Friday the 13th and Greek Superstitions

Even though Greeks already feared Tuesday the 13th as day starred by misfortune, the Anglo-Saxon culture that has invaded the country through movies, television and the Internet in the past decades has brought Friday the 13th to the forefront as well. After...

The Customs and Traditions Behind a Typical Greek Wedding, Explained!

Greek weddings are festive events with many traditions stemming from both the Greek Orthodox church and from cultural superstitions. Although traditions vary from one village to another, as well as from different regions and islands, there are a few...

Notes on Dating a Greek: Superstitions, Traditions, and Passions

All cultures have their own quirks and wisdom. Greek culture is no exception. Here are some of the superstitions, traditions and passions that you might find yourself coming across when dating a Greek. Greek Superstitions 101 What if you could tell...

13 Spooky 'Friday the 13th' Facts & Myths

Friday the 13th, also known as "Black Friday," is considered a spooky day by the majority of people in the Western world as it is permanently associated with dark legends, strong superstitions and bad luck. The notion of Friday the...

Why Superstitious Greeks Fear Tuesday the 13th

When it comes to fearful dates, Friday the 13th is considered a bad luck day for most of the world. However, Greeks beg to differ and they have branded Tuesday the 13th as the bona-fide fearful day. Tuesday the 13th...

It is the 3rd Friday the 13th in Infamous 2012

Today is Friday the 13th, a "fatal" date that occurs for the third time in year 2012, a year which has been filled with superstitions. For the first time since 1984, those three Friday the 13ths — January 13, April...