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First time ever: Greece sells 3-month T-bills with negative yield

For the first time ever, Greece has borrowed with negative yield. Greece sold 488 million euros ($535.82 million) of three-month Treasury bills to refinance a maturing issue. “The yield turning negative for the first time ever,” the country’s debt agency PDMA said on Wednesday. The debt agency sold the new …

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Smoke rises high as Greeks celebrate Tsiknopempti with lots of grilled meat

You can hardly go around in Greece today, on the famous Tsiknopempti day without noticing the smell of roasted meat rising high from professional and make-shift grills. As early in the morning Greeks fires the charcoal and put delicious meat bites on: sausages, pork and chicken chops, pancetta slices, meatballs, …

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Good Friday: The Epitaph procession in Greek Orthodoxy VIDEO

Good Friday, the peak of the Passion Week. the day of absolute mourning for Christianity. The day commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at the Calvary. I it is the most solemn day of Holy Week. The day ends with the candlelit Epitaph procession through the streets, …

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Greek Easter Eggs symbolism in color and cracking tradition VIDEOS

The egg has a high symbolic meaning in the Greek Orthodox tradition, with different explanations. Greeks dye the Easter Eggs on Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday), the day that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus with the Apostles. While in the recent years the eggs are dyed also in other colors, …

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How to make an amazing Greek Orthodox Palm Cross VIDEO

Have you ever seen the Palm Sunday Cross? Have you ever wondered how a palm cross is made, how the palm leaves are folded?  The video below shows a specific type of Palm Cross. Papa Giorgis from Zaro, in South Crete, show show easy it is to make this specific …

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Martis: The red and white bracelet to welcome spring

Childhood memories revived when I watched short live stream from Serres in Northern Greece this morning. Children in traditional dresses with a red pom pom on white headscarf were singing the Spring Carols. On their wrists all children wore Martis, the bracelet made of red and white string. The name …

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What is the 25th March National Holiday in Greece about?

What a beautiful day to celebrate a National Holiday! Sunny and not too warm! Greeks celebrate the 25th March with a double holiday: a historical and a religious one. Greeks celebrate the War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. The “Greek Revolution” was a successful war of independence waged by …

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