Tag Archives: Greek customs

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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Quiz on Greek Christmas traditions Posted by on Dec 24, 2019

Γεια σας! Καλά Χριστούγεννα! How well do you know the Greek customs related to Christmas? Do this quiz to find out! #1. A few decades ago, the Greeks used to decorate: a. a pine tree b. a ship c. an olive tree d. a branch   #2. The Greek Santa Claus is: a. Saint Basil…

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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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A quiz on Greek customs Posted by on Dec 28, 2016

If you have spent New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day you must be familiar with the most common Greek customs. Do the following quiz to test your knowledge, or to learn new things. Ερώτηση 1 In New Year’s Day, people eat a sweet pie which is called: α) Καρυδόπιτα β) Βασιλόπιτα γ) Μελόπιτα δ)…

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A Greek New Year’s Eve Posted by on Dec 31, 2014

Χρόνια πολλά from frozen Athens! This post is about traditions and customs. New Year’s Eve (Παραμονή Πρωτοχρονιάς, paramonee protohronias) is a special day in Greece and each region has different traditions but some customs are common. In the morning, the children sing the New Year’s Eve carols (κάλαντα Πρωτοχρονιάς, kalanda protohronias) and get money…

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Let the kites fly, it’s Clean Monday! Posted by on Mar 3, 2014

Clean Monday (Καθαρά Δευτέρα, Kathara Deftera) is the first day of the Lent that lasts until Easter. It is called “clean” (καθαρά, kathara) because the Christian believers purify themselves spiritually and physically by eliminating the consumption of meat, eggs and dairy products and by abstaining from sin. Customs Each region has its own customs but…

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