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Greek Culture: Past and Present Posted by on Mar 13, 2019

Γεια σας! This post is about some old traditions and habits which are not strictly followed now.   #1. The afternoon nap In the past, people used to take a nap between 2-4 p.m. Nowadays, in the big cities, most people have no time to sleep in the afternoon. The afternoon nap is called «μεσημεριανός…

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10 Most Popular Greek Posts of 2015 Posted by on Dec 16, 2015

December will end soon so it’s time for a Top of 2015! The posts 9 and 8 are written  by dareios, the former blogger. 10. Love talks A list of words and expressions related to love. Don’t be afraid to use them, just make sure you mean them! 9. Greek superstitions Do you want your Greek…

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When a baby is born Posted by on Jul 22, 2013

Greek culture is rich in traditions, customs and superstitions about newborn babies. They have their roots in paganism and in Christian religion. Some of them are still followed, depending on people’s religious beliefs, social class,  education, and origin. Before the birth The baby’s gender was predicted by the shape of the pregnant woman’s belly: if…

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