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Winter Solstice: The longest night of 2021; Pagan traditions & Christmas

For the past six months, the days have grown shorter and the nights have grown longer in the Northern Hemisphere. But that’s about to reverse itself. Winter solstice 2021, the shortest day and the longest night of the year and the official first day of winter, is on Tuesday, December …

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Χριστός Ανέστη! Christ is Risen! Greek Easter traditions (videos)

Holding the white candles of Pascha, millions of Greeks flocked to churches short before midnight Saturday to celebrate Jesus Resurrection. They love to keep the centuries-old tradition even though they are not devoted faithful or even atheists. The majority of people go to church five minutes before midnight and leave …

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Local traditions in Crazy Greek Carnival – Patras Carnival Live

Sunday is the peak of Apokries but also the end of  ‘crazy’ Greek carnival. The word Αποκριά literally means “off meat”, without meat and marks the beginning of Lent that starts on Clean Monday, the first day of the Great Easter Lent., where people are supposed to eat only cheese …

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Winter Solstice, Pagan Traditions and Christmas Celebrations

It’s the longest night of the year! The winter solstice that occurs on December 21st. By December 22nd, nights get shorter and days longer and …summer is not far away 🙂 Winter solstice  is an astronomical phenomenon marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year. In the …

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