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Greek Easter – Do it the Greek way! (Part 4)

Four simple steps to discover the magic of Greek Easter! But this is already STEP 4! Catch up with STEP 1, STEP 2 and STEP 3 before you proceed. STEP 4 (and most important!) – Easter Sunday: Wake up as … Continue reading

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Greek Easter – Do it the Greek way! (Part 3)

Four simple steps to discover the magic of Greek Easter! But this is already STEP 3! So, if you missed the previous steps, you can check them here: STEP 1, STEP 2. STEP 3 – Holy Saturday: This morning you’ll … Continue reading

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Kyra Sarakosti or Mrs. Lent (Fasting and Greek Great Lent)

Ash Monday (or Clean Monday) is the end of the Carnival and marks the start of the Lent and 49 days of fasting although nowadays few people strictly fast for the whole of Lent. Greek Orthodox fasting excludes meat, fish … Continue reading

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Carnival In Athens

During the carnival period there are for sure many interesting things to do! The Greek Carnival is a vivid festive period.  Parties at houses, carnival parades, concerts in the streets! Here under you may find some of the events that … Continue reading

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Greek Easter – Do it the Greek way! (Part 2)

Four simple steps to discover the magic of Greek Easter! If you missed STEP 1 click here.

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Vassilopita – New Year’s Day Cake

Vassilopita is a New Year’s Day cake, which contains a hidden coin or trinket. It is considered to give good luck to the receiver, like the Western European king cake. It is associated with Saint Basil‘s day, January 1st, in most … Continue reading

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Easter and the Celebration of Life in Greece

A Very Special Time In Greece It’s that time of the year again when mother nature seems to be stretching and rubbing the sleep out of her eyes and all five senses come alive. This is a very special time … Continue reading

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March 25 – Greek Independence Day

When Heroes Danced Like Greeks Apart from the array of streaming blue and white and the parades, what I liked best about the Greek Independence Day (March 25) were the stories of heroism and of an unequal fight for freedom … Continue reading

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Forty Days and Forty Nights (Sarakosti) – Great Lent

With Fat Thursday out of the way you have  only 10 last days left to challenge your personal boundaries and inhibitions and honor your Dionysian side during carnival. Clean Monday is rapidly approaching and with that it all stops and gets serious … Continue reading

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The springtime of the fast has dawned

On Clean Monday, the 40 days of fasting, repentance, and forgiveness begins. Usually coinciding with the beginning of Spring in Greece, this is one of the most beautiful and spiritual  of seasons. Clean Monday follows the two week Apokries (the … Continue reading

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