Customs & Traditions

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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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“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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