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Greek Ancestry Conference on Jan 29-31, Live Streaming, free attendance

An International Greek Ancestry Conference is to take place virtually on January 29-31, 2021. The conference will be live-streamed, while attendance is free of charge. Ancestry is the first digital platform created to meet the specific research needs of people of Greek descent and those interested in Greek archival records. …

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68% of Greece’s right: Belief in God necessary to be a good person

The Greek right thinks at 68% that it is necessary to believe in God in order to be a good person. 36% of the Greek left believes the same. This is the result of a survey conducted by Pew Research Center in 15 countries and in which people’s thoughts on …

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Deputy mayor of Thessaloniki gets rid of the “evil eye” live on camera

Deputy mayor of Thessaloniki Haris Aidonopoulos underwent a xematiasma procedure during a teleconference of the Municipal Council on Monday. While his assistant was mumbling the spell against the evil eye thus making the sign of the cross over the face of the troubled man, the conference camera was on, recording …

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Actor suggests “all Greeks grow mustache” to celebrate 1821 Revolution

Greek actor Renos Charalabidis made a breathtaking suggestion with aν utterly high symbolism. Ahead of the celebrations for the 200 years after the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire in 1821, he suggested that all Greeks grow a mustache  – probably to look like the heroes of the great Greek …

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Greeks chant “Christ is Risen” again 40 days after Easter

Holding their white Easter candles, faithful Greeks flocked to the churches on Tuesday night to join the service for Jesus Resurrection, forty days after Easter. They were deeply touched to be allowed to receive the Holy Fire and chant “Christ is Risen” again in or outside a place of worship. …

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Greece celebrates Jesus Resurrection again tonight, on May 26

Churches in Greece will celebrate again Jesus Resurrection on Tuesday, May 26, and the faithful will be able to receive the Holy Fire, something they could not do on Easter Saturday in April due to the pandemic lockdown. According to a circular issued by the Church of Greece, the Archdiocese …

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Greeks celebrate Easter away from churches with lamb and dance (videos)

Away from the churches and amid strict lockdown restrictions, Greeks celebrated Jesus Resurrection on their balconies, holding white candles and watching thousands of fireworks illuminating the night sky. On Easter Sunday, they stayed at home enjoying the traditional Easter table in narrow family circle without relatives and friends. The government …

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Greek Easter wishes before and after Resurrection: Καλή Ανάσταση! Χριστός Ανέστη!

When in Greece… exchange Easter wishes like a Greek! Easter wishes are a bit complicated and depend on whether they are exchanged before of after Jesus Resurrection. In the average Greeks wish Καλό Πάσχα! Kalo Pascha! Happy Easter! from Palm Sunday until Good Wednesday or Good Thursday. From Good Thursday …

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Greek enjoy Holy Week services per loudspeaker, some call on “church raids”

Holy Week and closed churches is the biggest challenge for Greece’sGreeks in this coronavirus year. While the religious services are being held behind closed doors, the faithful have to stay at home and find pleasure in listening to the beautiful hymns of Holy Week through the television, radio or internet. …

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Greeks celebrate Clean Monday with Lent delicacies and a huge Lagana

A bakery in Patras baked a super Lagana, the unleavened flatbread Greeks traditionally eat on Clean Monday. The proud piece of bread made of flour and water weights 60 kilos and is 4 meters high. Baker Pavlos said that the huge Lagana is a remedy against the …coronavirus. Greeks celebrate …

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From Prometheus to Tsiknopempti: Why Greeks grill meat like crazy

Tsiknopempti in Greece: BBQ grills are on fire and the smoke rises in the sky. Charcoals are set on fire as early as possible and pieces of meat are laid on the racks. The day calls for the glorification of port: chunks on skewer, chops, pancetta slices, sausages. But also …

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Gov’t to discipline Greeks with “healthy eating, no smoke & alcohol, exercise”

Ηealthy eating, weight control, abstinence from smoking and alcohol and regular exercise: the Greek government and the Prime Minister are determine to teach Greeks health living, good prevention and discipline. According to state-run news agency amna, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis underlined during a cabinet meeting: “prevention is very important and …

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Greeks celebrate Blessing the Waters and Epiphany 2020

Greek Orthodox Christians plunged into icy cold waters on Monday and sought the Holy Cross in the sea, in lakes and rivers as Greeks marked the religious feast of Epiphany on January 6. On this day, Theophany or Fota (Lights) Greeks commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan …

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Proposal Crete style: With music and mantinades through Heraklio (video)

A very Cretan wedding proposal in the heart of Heraklio. With music instruments and the typical mantinades, the groom to be decided to make a proposal to his beloved darling. He, his friends and the musicians walked through the streets of Heraklio on Sunday to a cafeteria where his beloved …

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“Kalo Mina”: The Greek wish on the first day of each month

When in Greece, behave like a Greek and wish everyone “Kalo Mina” on the first day of every month. Καλό Μήνα is simple to pronounce and means “have a good month.” Locals, especially the elderly, keep the tradition and wish to family members, friends and neighbors a “good month.” However, …

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