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New Year’s Eve Carols in Greek Posted by on Dec 29, 2021

Χρόνια πολλά! Today, I will ignore all the bad things, related to the pandemic, and I will write about κάλαντα (carols). Τα κάλαντα are traditional songs with roots to the Byzantine tradition and they announce a religious holiday which is about to come. They are sung by children or men on Christmas Eve, on New…

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Let’s celebrate with a Greek song Posted by on Dec 31, 2020

It is time to say goodbye to 2020. Although it has been a tough year, full of new painful experiences for many of us, we will say goodbye with a Greek song. Πάει ο παλιός χρόνος (There goes the old year) is a traditional song we sing everywhere in Greece on the 1st of January…

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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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