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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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Some aspects of the Greek culture Posted by on Jun 15, 2018

Sometimes our habits are a mystery to the others. I always get questions such as: “why do Greek parents let their adult children stay in their house for free?” or “why do people who invite me to dinner give me food to take home?” Although cultural differences are hard to explain, they are always nice…

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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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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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Listening comprehension in Greek Posted by on Nov 30, 2016

After the war, many Greeks left their country to seek for a better life. Nowadays, the effects of the economic crisis have forced many unemployed young people to immigrate again.In this post, there is a link to a documentary from the Greek show Έρευνα on Mega channel. Watch the video and listen to the story…

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The ritual of the Holy Light Posted by on Apr 27, 2016

Easter is the most important religious holiday in Greece. The Greek culture is rich in traditions and rituals followed during the Holy Week. This post is about the ritual of the Άγιο Φως (Holy Light or Holy Fire) which takes place on Saturday night before Easter Sunday. This ritual, which is considered as a miracle…

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