Customs & Traditions

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“The Olive Tree Will Always Be Here”

A Visual Journey into the Olive Groves of Crete

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Enlightenment, more needed than ever !!!
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The day is celebrated all over Greece with the priest throwing
the cross into the sea, a river, a lake or any body of water near…

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the tradition of VASILOPITA
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Today we are going to tell you about the Greek tradition of VASILOPITA, the cake we cut and share on New Year’s Eve or Day. The vasilopita is usually a cake with a coin inside it.

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Christmas Customs in Greece
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our customs are quite interesting and some of them date back into history.
Let’s see some of them:

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“Kalin imeran archondes” (“good day Lords”)
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If someone rings your doorbell early in the morning of 24, 31 December or 5 January, don’t think it’s a naughty neighbor determined to wake you up, it will probably be children singing the “calanda”, the Greek Christmas carols

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Mischievous creatures !
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Now that Christmas is just around the corner, it’s time we learnt some things about Greek customs and traditions. Today’s story is about KALIKANTZARI.

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MY EASTER SMELLS OF …
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Easter for me has very specific smells that bring back memories from my childhood.

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Distinguished EPITAFIOS in Athens
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Some of you are going to be in Athens during Easter, so we thought it would be nice if you knew where to find the most picturesque and traditional EPITAFIOS …

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Flour WAR!!!
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Today we are going to send you on a strange, but very entertaining and…dirty trip outside Athens to celebrate Clean Monday.

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