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Tsarouchi: The Iconic Shoe of Brave Greek Warriors

The tsarouchi -- the flat, hard-soled shoe with the famous large pompon at its end -- is an iconic part of the Greek traditional costume, especially for the Greek soldiers known as evzones. The shoe also plays a large part...

New Year's Good Luck Charm Highlights 200 years of Greek Independence

In 2021, Greeks will celebrate 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821; the armed uprising waged by the Greek revolutionaries against the Ottomans, which resulted in the eventual overthrowing of the Ottoman Empire and creating an independent state. As...

Google Honors Greece and the 1821 War of Independence

Many Google users might be wondering why two weird-looking shoes appear above the search engine's logo on March 25th. The strange shoes are called tsarouchia (plural for tsarouchi) and they are the shoes worn with the traditional Greek costume, which...

The 'Tsarouchi,' a Symbol of Greek Bravery and Freedom

When one thinks of Greece's War of Independence in 1821 and the great heroes like Kolokotronis and Karaiskakis, they would inevitably think of the foustanella, the skirt-like garment, and the tsarouchi, the typically-Greek shoe with the big round tassel...