Customs & Traditions

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St George the Mandilas at Meteora

Upon seeing the seriously wounded man on the ground they immediately realized that the Muslim man had slim chances to win the day. So all they could do was to advice his wife to turn to Saint George and prey on him for help….

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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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Martis or Martia
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… You are supposed to wear it during the whole month and then, when the first swallows are back ,..

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Carnival in Greece: Naoussa
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The clothing, the grouping, the adoration, the itinerary, the musical repertory, the dances, the barrel organs and the participants preserve the same rules through centuries….

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Carnival or Apokries in Greece
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This festival dates back to Dionyssus,
the ancient Greek god of wine and fun …

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Carnival in Greece: GAITANAKI (dance)
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One person is holding a wooden pole with 12 ribbons hanging from its top. The ribbons have different colours and every person is holding a ribbon.

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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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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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Mischievous creatures !
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Now, whenever everything goes wrong one day, you know why!
Put the blame on the Kalikantzari

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