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Let’s celebrate with a Greek song Posted by on Dec 31, 2020 in Culture, Customs, Music, Videos

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. You can watch the videos and read the lyrics in Greek and in English.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21h5jZUdBKw

Πάει ο παλιός ο χρόνος

 

Πάει ο παλιός ο χρόνος

Τhere goes the previous (old) year

ας γιορτάσουμε παιδιά

let’s celebrate folks

και του χωρισμού ο πόνος

and let the pain of separation

ας κοιμάται στην καρδιά

sleep in the heart

 

Καλή χρονιά!

Happy New Year!

Καλή χρονιά!

Happy New Year!

Χαρούμενη, χρυσή Πρωτοχρονιά!

A joyful and golden New Years Day!

 

Γέρε χρόνε φύγε τώρα,

Old year, go now,

πάει η δική σου η σειρά

Your turn is over

ήρθε ο νέος με τα δώρα

here comes the young one (the new year)

με τραγούδια, με χαρά

with songs, we joy

 

Καλή χρονιά…

Happy New Year…

 

Μα κι αν φεύγεις μακριά μας,

But even though you are leaving us (you are going away from us)

στην καρδιά μας πάντα ζει

in our heart always dwell

κάθε λύπη και χαρά μας

every sorrow and joy

που περάσαμε μαζί

we felt (spent) together

 

Καλή Χρονιά σε όλους!

Happy New Year!

 

Φωτογραφία από S. Hermann & F. Richter από το Pixabay

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About the Author: Ourania

Ourania lives in Athens. She holds a degree in French Literature and a Master’s degree in Special Education for Children. Since 2008, she has been teaching Greek to foreigners.


Comments:

  1. Helen:

    Thank you. Very welcome especially this year end. Let’s hope for a better 2021.

    • Ourania:

      @Helen Happy New Year! Καλή Χρονιά!

  2. Alexandra:

    Καλύτερη χρονιά σε όλους τους Έλληνες!
    Χρόνια πολλά, Ελλαδάρα μας!
    Kindest regards from Sovakia. 🙂

  3. Alexandra:

    Καλύτερη χρονιά σε όλους τους Έλληνες!
    Χρόνια πολλά, Ελλάδα!
    Kindest regards from Sovakia. 🙂

  4. Alexandra:

    Καλύτερη χρονιά σε όλους τους Έλληνες!
    Χρόνια πολλά, Ελλάδα!


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