Music definitely plays a very important role in the life of Greeks. In joy and sorrow, Greeks sing. And the truth is that they have the opportunity to choose among several categories of songs, in order to express every time their feelings: there are plenty of folk songs, rebetika, laika, entexna (the Greek word ‘τέχνη’ […]
Do you also love to enjoy a Greek drink in one of the nice cafes or taverns in Greece? When you learn Greek, one of the very first words you learn is the verb ‘πίνω’ (= to drink). There are many good reasons for that: you need to drink something every day, it’s an easy […]
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 […]