Archive for 'Customs'

Let’s celebrate with a Greek song Posted by on Dec 31, 2020

It is time to say goodbye to 2020. Although it has been a tough year, full of new painful experiences for many of us, we will say goodbye with a Greek song. Πάει ο παλιός χρόνος (There goes the old year) is a traditional song we sing everywhere in Greece on the 1st of January…

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Greek quiz about Christmas Posted by on Dec 23, 2020

Γεια σας! Σήμερα έχουμε ένα εορταστικό κουίζ. Hello! Today, we have a Greek quiz about Christmas. How well do you know the Greek customs? What would you eat in Greece on the 6th of January? What would you do if you saw a goblin? Do this quiz to find out: say whether the following statements…

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Listening Comprehension Quiz: the Greek Easter Posted by on Apr 3, 2018

Γεια σας και καλό Πάσχα! This year the Orthodox Easter (Ορθόδοξο Πάσχα) is celebrated on the 8th of April. Every year, Easter becomes more and more commercialized. However, we still follow at least some basic customs. In this post, there is a video about the places which are famous for their unique customs, such as…

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About Greek taverna Posted by on Mar 28, 2018

Food is is one of the most important elements of Greek culture. As a Greek living on Greece, I am interested in the Greek American eating habits, and particularly in the type of food the menu in a Greek American taverna consists of. After watching some videos and reading the menu of random Greek American…

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Presents for Valentine’s Day in Greece Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

Γεια σας! Χρόνια πολλά σε όσους γιορτάζουν! Happy Saint Valentine’s Day to those who celebrate it! Many Greeks find that this day is just a commercial event that has nothing to do with romance. However, for others it’s an occasion to express their love to their partner by giving a special present.   λουλούδια (flowers)…

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An Intro to Greek Manners Posted by on Oct 26, 2017

When living in a foreign country one of the most challenging things is to behave like the locals. In this post, there are some examples on the Greek social conduct. 1. When we are invited to dinner we never go on empty hands. We bring wine or sweets. If the person is a good friend…

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Time to experience a Greek fair! Posted by on Aug 2, 2017

Το πανυγήρι (fair) is an event strongly associated with the Greek culture. Fairs are organized in honor of a Saint and take place during the evening at the central square of the village or at the churchyard. Sometimes, they last up to three days. In a fair, one can buy cheap items for the house…

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