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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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Street vendors in Greece Posted by on Aug 31, 2020

Γεια σας! Do you like shopping? How often do you go to the stores when you are in Greece? Perhaps you have noticed that there are a lot of street vendors, especially in the big cities. This form of trade is not illegal, provided that the sellers possess the state documents which give them permission…

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Happy Halloween with Greek folklore! Posted by on Oct 30, 2019

Γεια σας! Happy Halloween! Halloween may not bet a Greek holiday but the last years it becomes more and more popular. Today I will share some superstitious beliefs that appeared many years ago. You can also read more about superstitions in one of the first posts of the blog.   Η φωτιά (fire): In the…

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In memory of the Greek heroines Posted by on Oct 28, 2019

On the 28th of October every year, we celebrate the refusal of the Greeks to allow the Axis forces to occupy Greek territories, which resulted in the beginning of Greece’s involvement in World War II.   This post is about the contribution of Greek women to the war. In Epirus (Ήπειρος), the women helped the…

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Time for a Greek song! Posted by on Aug 29, 2019

Γεια σας! It is time to explore Greek music, so the topic of this post is Με γέλασαν τα πουλιά, a Greek folk song from Thrace (Θράκη). The version I chose to present is by Θανάσης Ζήκας (Thanasis Zikas) and Εύη Σεϊτανίδου (Evi Seytanidou), known as Καντινέλια (Kadinelia). If you ever have the chance…

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7 things you didn’t know about the Greek election Posted by on Jul 3, 2019

Γεια σας! Sunday, the 7th of July is the date of the general election (βουλευτικές εκλογές). In this post, we will explore some historic facts related to the public election in Greece. The Constitution of 1864 (Το Σύνταγμα του 1864) acknowledged civil rights (πολιτικά δικαιώματα) to women. Τhe Greek women participated at the general election…

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Full Moon 2018: Something’s happening in Greece! Posted by on Aug 6, 2018

For most Greeks August is the month of summer holidays. It is  time to relax, to meet family and friends and also to enjoy many cultural events which will take place in 95 archaeological sites all over the country from the 24th to the 27th of August. If you are in Greece, don’t miss the…

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