On the first day of the New Year, in many Greek homes, the new year is welcomed by opening a pomegranate for good luck. It is also common to receive a pomegranate (‘ρόδι’, made of metal, glass or other materials) as a gift in Greece, to bring good luck ( ‘γούρι ») for the new year.
Did you ever celebrate Greek Christmas and New Year in Greece? Apart from other traditions, you will hear typical Greek Christmas carols all over the country: the “kalanta”. Greece is rich in music and depending on the geographical regions, there are different Christmas and New Year songs, using different instruments and rhythms.
Looking forward to the Christmas Period? Here below you will find information about some Christmas traditions in Greece. In the meantime, in order to improve your listening skills, you can click on the button above, where you will find the text in Greek as well as the Audio
Do you love Greece? You are not Greek, but you feel Greek? If you ask the question: “Why Greeks can be proud to be Greek?”, we can come up with many answers! Take a look at the answers below and let us know what else is missing… In the meantime, do not forget to learn […]
People learning Greek, as a hobby, are really special, and you do not meet them every day! However, Omilo was founded in 1996 and has welcomed so many students from every corner in the world, all wanting to learn Greek. Over the years, we have heard the most amazing reasons why somebody wants to learn […]
The Athens Classic Marathon is one of the most important sport events hosted by the city of Athens. Thousands of runners from all over the world participate in every year’s race. Apart from the sportive event, they have the chance to enjoy the Greek hospitality, to discover the fascinating landscape and to explore a city […]