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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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Traditional New Year Carols from Greece Posted by on Dec 31, 2013

Χρόνια πολλά!  (Hronia polla, many greetings) Today is New Year Eve and children go from door to door singing carols (κάλαντα, kalanda), in order to wish people “Καλή Χρονιά” (Kali Hronia, Happy New Year) and to get a tip. This is a custom dating from the Byzantine years. The word κάλαντα (kalanda, carols) derives from…

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