Customs & Traditions

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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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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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The Greek Lenten Table

Thinking of Lent as a period of culinary significance might seem ironic–after all the Fast is meant as a period of spiritual and physical cleansing…

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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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ΧΙΛΙΑ ΚΑΛΩΣ ΟΡΙΣΑΤΕ , ΧΙΛΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΕΙΣ ΧΙΛΙΑΔΕΣ (*) !

Dear friends
this time you will have the chance to literally “live” in the world of the most important elements of Greek tradition and culture: the traditional Music, songs, costumes and dances.

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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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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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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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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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