January 2013 : A new ‘‘baby‘‘ was born within the Omilo team: ‘Φύγαμε για ελληνικά!’ Off we go to learn Greek, a Greek Language book for the intermediate level, + CD April 2019 : The book was re-published, 2nd edition, + CD or MP3 Audio link The proud parents are the Omilo teachers and authors Marina […]
Greek Orthodox Easter is probably the biggest celebration of the year for most Greeks, with a lot of special traditions and family gatherings. So, how do Greeks celebrate Easter? Read here the most important things you should know to celebrate Greek Easter in Greece!
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.
Kiria Sarakosti: the calendar counting down 7 weeks until Easter. It is not easy to translate the Greek “Kiria Sarakosti”, but we propose to call her “Lady-Lent” in English! It is an old tradition in Greece and a way to count the weeks from Clean Monday (the end of carnival) until Easter. Click on the […]
Mastiha is a product that comes from the mastic tree. The sticky secretion, the resin, has the color of old wax and might not seem very special, but it has become a product that is known and wanted all over the world. Mastic has not only a unique taste but it has also been shown […]
On January 6th, the Greek people celebrate “Ta phota” or “Theofania” or “Epiphania”, which stands for the Baptism of Christ in the Jordan River. It is a very important Greek celebration and it is the last one of the 12-day celebration period, which starts on Christmas.
In Greece, there is a nice tradition of baking the “vasilopita”, a special cake for the New Year, to start things off right! When cutting the cake into slices on New Year’s Day, Greeks will name each slice as they cut it, after everyone in the family and friends. Usually also a coin is hidden […]
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, to bring good luck ( ‘γούρι ») for the new year.