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News from Greece: Greek Easter Posted by on Apr 30, 2021

Γεια σας και καλό Πάσχα! On Sunday the Greeks celebrate Easter. The government has imposed rules in order to avoid the spread of COVID. There is a curfew (απαγόρευση κυκλοφορίας) from 22:00 to 5:00. We can relocate after sending a text message to 13033 stating the code 6 and our name and address. A group…

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1821-2021: Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution Posted by on Mar 25, 2021

Γεια σας! Today it is bog day for Greece! We celebrate the Annunciation of Mary (Ευαγγελισμός της Θεοτόκου) but also the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution (200 χρόνια από την Ελληνική Επανάσταση) against the Ottomans, which started in 1821. The pandemic did not allow people to participate in the celebrations. However, many foreign politicians honored…

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Clean Monday in lockdown: Listening comprehension Posted by on Mar 15, 2021

Γεια σας! Σήμερα είναι Καθαρά Δευτέρα (Clean Monday) .We celebrate the beginning of the Lent and traditionally we spend the day with our family, we fast and children fly a kite (χαρταετός). This year, the lockdown restrictions prevented us from celebrating. However, some people managed to go to the park with their families. In this…

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Hear the voice of Greek women Posted by on Mar 8, 2021

Γεια σας! Ευχές για την Ημέρα της Γυναίκας! Happy Women’s Day! This year, the anniversary of International Woman’s Day (Παγκόσμια Ημέρα της Γυναίκας) has followed the “birth” of the #metoo movement in Greece. Greece is a conservative country where the concepts of patriarchy (πατριαρχία), and inequality (ανισότητα) grow without limitations. The lockdown restrictions have worsen…

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International Greek Language Day Posted by on Feb 9, 2021

Γεια σας! Today we celebrate the International Greek Language Day (Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Ελληνικής Γλώσσας). In the post you can read seven facts about the Greek language.   #1. Ελληνιστική Κοινή (Koine Greek) was the first international language (lingua franca). It is the language of the New Testament (Καινή Διαθήκη) and the Gospels (Ευαγγέλια).   #2…

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News from Greece: #METOO Posted by on Feb 3, 2021

Undoubtedly, the hottest topic of the month is the appearance of the #MeToo movement (κίνημα) in Greece. It all started when  Σοφία Μπεκατώρου (Sophia Bekatorou) an Olympic Sailing champion declared that she was sexually assaulted by an executive of the Hellenic Sailing Federation in Palma de Mallorca in 1998. A few hours after this declaration…

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Greece on lockdown: vocabulary from the news Posted by on Nov 6, 2020

Γεια σας! Greece will be put on lockdown tomorrow. In this post there is a list of words found in almost every newspaper article and newscast. Each word or phrase is followed by an example of its use in a sentence. In some cases the translation of the examples is literal. διάγγελμα (το)= formal speech…

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