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New Year’s Eve Carols in Greek Posted by on Dec 29, 2021

Χρόνια πολλά! Today, I will ignore all the bad things, related to the pandemic, and I will write about κάλαντα (carols). Τα κάλαντα are traditional songs with roots to the Byzantine tradition and they announce a religious holiday which is about to come. They are sung by children or men on Christmas Eve, on New…

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Greek vocabulary: Winter Solstice Posted by on Dec 21, 2021

Γεια σας! Happy winter solstice! This year I will deviate from the Christmas-vocabulary posts and I will give you a list of words related to earth as a planet. If you want prefer to learn about Christmas check here, here and here.   #1. θερινό ηλιοστάσιο (το): summer solstice Παράδειγμα: Σε πολλές χώρες γιορτάζουν το…

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Quiz: The story of yusurum Posted by on Dec 7, 2021

One of the most famous Athens landmarks is Μοναστηράκι (Monastiraki). This area is known for the flea market and for street fair which takes place every Sunday at πλατεία Αβησσυνίας. The street fair is also known as γιουσουρούμ (yusurum). Γιουσουρούμ was a Jewish merchant who lived in Athens in the 19th century. In this post…

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