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The Greek National Holiday of October 28th

In every country some days of the year are considered as “national anniversaries” because they remind everybody of important historical events. For most of the people, as well as for public services, these days are also “public holidays”.
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Lavrentis Machairitsas: The Songwriter Who Reinvented Greek Rock

In September 2019, the Greek music scene mourned the loss of one of the greatest performers and songwriters, Lavrentis Machairitsas. Here we explore his life, his legacy and some of his most celebrated songs.

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The Acropolis Museum in Athens, its past and present

A visit to Athens is never complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum. In June 2019, the museum celebrated its 10 years, since it first opened its doors in 2009. For all those years, it has been one of the major cultural sightseeing spots of the Greek capital.

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Greek singer Kostis Maraveyas welcomes you to Greece

Do you also love Greek music? Then let us introduce you to the Greek singer Kostis Maraveyas. If you can see him perform live while you are visiting Greece, do not miss that chance! 😊

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Greek Orthodox Easter: Food and Traditions

Did you ever experience Greek Orthodox Easter? In Greece, Easter is the most important celebration of the year, with many traditions and special food.
In this article you will read about the traditions that are followed in every region of Greece..
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Athens Today

Athens is a city where the combination of the rich history, the warm southern mentality and the struggle during the crisis, have shaped a place full of diversity, creativity, and character.
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5 amazing places where you can experience a special Greek Easter

Easter is the most important celebration in Greece with a lot of special traditions. We have written articles about “How do Greeks celebrate Easter” and “Food and Traditions during Greek Easter”. However, from region to region, traditions can be a bit different.
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Greek tradition: a bracelet for spring and the month of March!

The “Marti bracelet” or just “Marti” is an ancient custom for the beginning of Spring. It is believed it dates back to ancient Greece and it is known all over the Balkans.
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Greek Listening Exercise About A Greek Tradition

In the following video you will see teacher Konstantinos and three other Omilo members picnicking in the background. This video is taken in the Singrou Park of Maroussi (Nord Athens), at 600 meters from the Omilo school and was made for the Omilo Quiz about Greece. Konstantinos asks two questions. He also explains more about the “sarrakosti” traditions.
Listen to the video to practice your Greek listening skills. You can read the Greek text also below the video, as well as the English translation.
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Carnival in Greece – a lively tradition

The aim of Carnival is to encourage all citizens, and visitors, to be a part of a lively, fun-filled celebration, which takes place in many venues, squares, streets and schools of villages, towns or city neighborhoods. In Greece, Carnival is a big winter celebration, during which Greeks really enjoy themselves, organize many parties and eat a lot of meat!

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