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Greece bans traditional door to door Christmas carols

No bell ring early morning, no children at your door step singing carols on the Eve of Christmas and New Year, no groups of people signing on the streets. Authorities in Greece have banned the tradition of door to door carols due to the pandemic. This Christmas will be different …

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Thessaloniki in Christmas mood amid the pandemic (video)

Loaded with 9,000 lights and framed with 1,500 lamps the Christmas tree was placed in Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki. The lights were officially lit on Tuesday night and will send the message of optimism to the residents of the city most hit by the pandemic. The lighting of the 13-meter …

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Online Christmas Deco workshops for children by Hellenic American Union

The Hellenic American Union and the Museum of Greek Children’s Art are joining forces to hold two online hands-on creative workshops this coming weekend, inviting primary school children to make Christmas tree decorations and cards for friends and family. Markers, crayons, colorful papers, gold dust and ribbons are only some …

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Biggest Nativity scene in Europe is set up in Thessaloniki (video)

A big Nativity scene has been set up in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, a construction claiming to be the biggest in Europe. Its facade is 15 meters long and it covers an area of 50 square meters. The Nativity scenery does not include only the Holy Family, the angels, the Three …

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Omonia Square in downtown Athens in festive mood

“This Christmas, we have the Omonia Square with the decoration it deserves,” Athens Mayor Costas Bakoyannis said on a social media post on Thursday. “For several years we did not have a square and there was a lack of light all over the area,” the Mayor wrote on his Facebook …

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Greece considers possibilities to open economy ahead of Christmas

Greece examines the possibilities to open the economy again and gradually lift the lockdown at least in certain sectors ahead of Christmas season. the government is also considering the click away system for stores to avoid congestion during shopping. “We will open the economy with great caution,” Development and Investment …

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